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Baltimore meteorologists predict cold, snowy winter
Baltimore meteorologists predict cold, snowy winter

Two local broadcast meteorologists are predicting another colder-than-normal winter with above-average snowfall. Justin Berk, a former TV meteorologist who now offers updates on his own website and Facebook page, forecasts about 30 inches of snow at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. There is about 18-20 inches there each winter, on average. Based on recovery in Arctic sea ice and Siberian snow cover and chances for a jet stream pattern similar to last winter's, Berk predicts "extensive" Arctic outbreaks bringing temperatures well below average. WMAR-TV meteorologist Mike Masco issued a season outlook that calls for a winter "just as rough...