"Areas in the I-95 corridor will average close to normal, within a few inches," AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok said. "Areas away from the I-95 corridor have a better chance at a big snowfall."
Normal snowfall in Baltimore is about 18-20 inches. The region has exceeded that in three of the past four winters — all except last winter, when a paltry 3 inches fell at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
One key climate signal suggests snowfall will be sparse once again. Meteorologists expect a weak La Niña to form by this winter. The climate pattern is the opposite of El Niño and is marked by cooler-than-normal waters in the Pacific Ocean, which trigger weather changes around the globe.