I dunno if i agree with this map usal in my area we get pelted with snow im in the lake effect snow belt zone. I do think just by looking at nature and how it’s been in the past year i think the midwest point east to the eastcoast will get blasted with cold and snow. the upper midwest like states the boarder canada it will be warm and muggy with little snow. and the westcoast to the northwest will get early cold and snow. But as the months go on like DJF etc it will start to warm up and be less cold and less snowy. These are clearly my thoughts i have no proof but i got a sense on nature and thats how i feel winter 2012/2013 will pan out.