Dramatically Colder Temperatures Predicted for January

As far as northeastern weather is concerned, the Capital Region has experienced nothing short of an interesting and varied Fall season.

A wet November included a 5-to-6 inch snow fall, and some form of precipitation.

This went on for 20 of the 30 days in the month.

We had a December that saw temperatures warmer than normal, including record high temps in the upper 50s and lower 60s for the 22nd, the first day of winter.

Climate researchers are now saying the East Coast could soon be hit with a polar vortex, meaning dramatically colder temperatures.

Accuweather Meteorologist Bob Larson tells WGY the winter season can be highly variable.

"The comparisons have been made for what's happening now, compared to what happened to some other winters, where the weather turned on a dime, from a relatively mild and tame December, to a fierce and cold January; happened in the Winter of 2002 and 2003."

Larson adds that he wants to see more information before committing to the prediction of colder January temperatures.

He says changes can happen, and can happen quickly, during winter in the Northeast.

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