Winter is already effectively over -we have already had two winters in a row which were practically snowless.
What a pessimist! It is not over 'til it's over. Winter won't end chronologically or effectively until approximately 21/3.
I'll take it after the winter we had 3 years ago.
The pattern does not indicate much in the way of winter weather in February or March, but I will say that these two winters are identical to 11 years ago. After a horribly hot summer this year, the winter of 2013-14 will probably not disappoint, if it follows the sunspot cycle, next winter will be similar to 2002-3. Snow lovers may have to wait another year, I am afraid, and something I hate, I think we are going to endure a summer in 2013 that is much hotter than it was in 2012, and to me, that one was bad enough.
So, snow lovers, 2013-14, I think, should be better. But we have to get through heat and drought this summer first, I am basing this on what it did in 2002 and so far, it is following it exactly almost.
A nice 3-6" snow storm would be nice.
As Bob said, due to the weather pattern - a weaker La Nina and an Artic thing up north that would block Low Pressures from going out to sea that give us big snow storms isn't their, we are unlikely to have a big snow storm this winter. Notice their have been no Nor'Easters this winter just like last year
When are we going to get a big snowstorm this winter.
With 12 to 24 inches of snow.