Above Average Snowfall Projected This Winter In Ny Pa

10.03.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Accuweather out of Scranton, Pennsylvania says you can expect more snow this winter then last. Following a nearly snow-free winter last year, the 50 million Americans who live in the northeast and mid-Atlantic should see a snowier-then-average winter this time around, in a statement released Wednesday. It wouldn't take much for cities like Rochester to take on a bit more: last year's 59 inches was scant compared to the 100 inch average, or the 161 inches that fell in 1959. A weak and shifting El Nino climate pattern is one of the driving forces of the coming snow.