Weather experts say New Yorkers should be prepared to battle cold weather and snow earlier than normal.

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Accuweather believes New Yorkers will need to find their winter coats in the near future because cold weather is expected to "make an early arrival" this winter.

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Accuweather Senior Meteorologist Paul Pastelok believes cold air will chill the Northeast in November.

"This winter, I think, is going to be a colder one," Pastelok said. "Last winter, temperatures across these areas were right around normal, but this year, the winter as a whole is likely to average 1 to 3 degrees Fahrenheit below normal."


Accuweather also believes there will likely be “a couple of rounds of cold weather and some snow,” before Thanksgiving.

A couple of rounds of cold weather and some snow. The chance of a plowable snow is also anticipated to start early in the season with the early waves of cold air.


The number of snowstorms should ease up by mid-December. But Pasteloki believes snow will "return with a vengeance in January."

That’s the month that stands out.

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The Old Farmer's Almanac seems to agree with Accuweather.

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They have dubbed the upcoming winter season as the "Season of Shivers" and believe this could be one of the "longest and coldest" winters New York has seen in years.

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