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Forecasters Clash On White Plains Winter Weather Outlook

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling for a warmer winter than last year.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling for a warmer winter than last year. Photo Credit: NOAA.gov

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Two weather services are providing vastly different long-range forecasts for this winter in Westchester County and throughout the Northeast.

While Accuweather recently provided a chilly and dire forecast for Westchester and the Northeast, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is favoring warmer than average temperatures for the region for this winter.

NOAA did say it believes there is potential for above average precipitation all along the Eastern Seaboard, but didn't provide any snowfall totals because of the large variance that occurs with storm tracks and strength of storms.

Accuweather, on the other hand, is predicting a return of the dreaded polar vortex, which will bring frigid temperatures to the area. Long-range forecasters for Accuweather said the cold snaps would be more sporadic than last year, and that snow totals would be above average for residents west of the Interstate 95 corridor.

Click here to read the full NOAA long-range forecast.

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