Here's some of Accuweather's forecast for the winter of 2011-12 made Oct. 13, 2011:
The interior Southwest will be the driest area of the country through winter
The Southwest was below average but 4 other western regions were much worse.
Snowfall is forecast to average out near or slightly above normal in the northern and central Sierra this year, depending on where the Pineapple Express sets up.
More Monster Snowstorms for the Northeast This Winter?
Overall, this winter is not expected to be as extreme as last winter for the Northeast's major cities. However, there could still be a few snow or ice storms that have a significant impact.
Snowfall is forecast to average near or even slightly above normal in areas south and east of the mountains from Virginia to Maine.
For areas north and west of the Appalachians, however, snowfall for the season is expected to be much higher. An early, heavy lake-effect snow season will put northwestern Pennsylvania and western New York into the zone of winter's worst snow and cold, according to the team.
It astounds me that people pay attention to this crap after such consistent failures. Especially after last year.