As the cold weather rapidly approaches he is what to expect this winter going forward. We will have colder than average weather to start the season with lower then average precipitation. As winter progresses the weak La Nina force will bring warmer than average temperatures and more than average precipitation. The La Nina is the name used to characterize the cooling water in the equatorial Pacific. If the the water is cool its called La Nina but if the water is warm it called El Nino. These phases in the water of the Pacific Ocean have the largest impact of all on the conditions of the winter for the U.S. You can expect to see a lot of snow without having to pay the price of bone chilling temperatures this year. It will be a perfect winter to go out and have fun doing your favorite snow activity.