With the official start of winter just a few short weeks away, cold temperatures will be rolling in to get things started early.

We have seen the various winter forecasts calling for a cold and snowy winter, but the proof is in the actual weather as it happens. It looks like Old Man Winter is going to get things started right on time this month.


The Weather Channel has released their monthly temperature outlook for the final month of the year, and the northern United States, including Upstate New York, will be trending colder. Weather patterns are evolving that would plunge the jet stream further south from Canada, leading to colder than normal temps for the Northeast and most of the Northern United States.

Now the big question - will the precipitation follow to bring us some solid early winter snow? That is a wait-and-see, but in the meantime, the Weather Channel says "...keep those heavier winter coats handy."

The 12 Coldest Days On Record In Albany

Albany has the potential to be brutally cold in the winter. These are the most brutal of the brutal, the 12 coldest days on record in Albany history since 1874 according to weather.gov.

10 Largest Snowfalls On Record In Albany

Albany's Top 10 Snowiest Winters Of All Time [RANKED]

Another Upstate New York winter is upon us. And while it is popular for forecasters to predict a cold and snowy winter ahead, how much snow would it actually take to make it an all-time winter when it comes to big a big snowfall total for the season? In the average winter, the National Weather Service (NWS_ says we get 59.2 inches of snow in Albany. We will have to crush that number this winter for the season ahead to make this NWS top 10 list of our snowiest Albany winters on record.


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