Long-range forecasts are calling for a 'stormy' active winter season in Central New York.

We've checked out forecasts from the Farmer's Almanac, and even caterpillars, but what do Accuweather forecasters have to say about the coming winter? Brace yourself.

AccuWeather Expert Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok said, “I think you’re going to see a touch of winter come in in December. But I think its full force will hold out until after the new year.” Once the wintry weather does get underway, an active season will be in store.

“Whether or not it’s snowstorms, ice storms or mixed events, I do feel this is going to be an active year for the Northeast,” he said. Even areas like New York City and Boston could see above-normal snowfall. Pppffftt, says Central New York - we're ready for whatever Mother Nature dishes out.

On a more positive note, it looks like the most frigid temperatures of the season won't arrive until after the end of the year, so we won't get the really cold temperatures until 2020.

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