Here is the latest forecast of the NAO. Notice that by the end of the period, about 14 days, or 2 weeks away, that it will be transitioning from highly positive towards nuetral to perhaps slightly negative. We usually get our largest storms when the NAO transitions through POS from NEG or through NEG from POS. This will be very interesting to see if this should really pan out. I have been seeing this forecast for about 2 - 3 days now and we could be seeing a "PATTERN CHANGE" finally. Well, I hope so. Until then, after the New Year's Day "surprise" we will likely go back to our current weather pattern of turning mild for several days to cool down to slightly above normal for a day or two to warm back up with limited snow for at least the next 2 weeks. After that, we could see our long awaited change back to COLD AND SNOWY? We will wait and see if the long range computer models start to show this potential pattern change. No dancing in the streets just yet. If you have anything to add to this, post a comment and let me know and we can try to forecast this change together before all the major media outlets and other forecasters do.