We're a team of meteorologists who produce a long-range winter forecast for the D.C. region. To make it happen, we first study the snow cover in Siberia, the warm blob in the Pacific and solar activity. Ask us anything!
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Hey, Reddit! We're NBC4 and Telemundo 44 meteorologists Doug Kammerer, Amelia Draper and Joseph Martinez. Every year we produce a long-range winter forecast for the D.C. region, and this year, almost all of the signs point to something we haven't seen much of: a colder-than-normal winter. To produce this forecast, we pore over historical records and crunch all kinds of data — both local and global — looking for signs of how the winter will unfold in our area and all along the Northeast. Our research includes the influence of the snow cover over Siberia in October, the warm blob in the Pacific, the solar cycle and how it may affect our atmosphere. Want to know how cold it'll be or how much snow you can expect? Ask us anything!