It's still very early in the game the cold is not building as well this fall but it is spreading faster. We could be in for a surorise winter. Also I believe that this winter will be just above normal when it comes to snow for the northeast area. NYC I'd say 42 inches, Philadelphia 31 D.C. 21
I gotta admit the stratospheric forcing is making the sun a bit less warmer. To sum things up we're right on schedule for winter. We just need upstate areas to get snow before us than we'll have a solid snowy winter. All you feens want snow in this website so have fun. And if everything works out well those snow estimates are on the low side!