2012 Winter Weather Offers Little Threat

Posted on January 19, 2012 by

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It seems as if another brutal winter is in store for the 2011-12 season.

Thanks to La Nina, a coupled ocean phenomenon, multiple storms have been predicted throughout the United States. La Nina is influenced by the Jetstream along the coasts of the United States.

Unlike last year, where Northeast was hit the hardest, North Central U.S. will experience the most extreme conditions this winter.

According to Accuweather.com, Chicago, Illinois, will be the primary victim of this winter’s harsh storms, just as New York City was last year.

 “People in Chicago are going to want to move after this winter,” Accuweather long-range meteorologist Josh Nagelberg said.

Unfortunately, the Northeast will not get through the winter unscathed. Though the weather will be significantly less dramatic, a few snow and ice storms on their way are sure to pack a punch.

In the western United States, it will, for the most part, be the same as usual: mild.

“I think this winter will be average: no more, no less,”  Zachary Houp, a Fleetwood Area High School teacher, said.

Last year had a lot of major storms; this year will simply have very small storms that may add up over time.

“I personally want a lot of snow this winter because I love to snow-mobile!” Patrick Coles, a sophomore at Fleetwood High school, said.

“I want snow but only during the school week, so I can sleep,” Lauren Fuerst, a sophomore from Fleetwood Area High School, said.

This winter should be an interesting one to say the least. Though it won’t be extreme for the citizens of Fleetwood, it will certainly make some noise throughout the country.

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