While the New Winter Outlook is calling for somewhat above normal precipitation for Star Valley along with a little warmer than average temperatures we know it will snow. The statement at the end of the article is worth repeating.
NOAA’s seasonal outlooks give the likelihood that temperature and precipitation will be above-, near, or below-average, and also how drought is expected to change, but do not project seasonal snowfall accumulations. While the last two winters featured above-average temperatures over much of the nation, significant snowstorms still impacted different parts of the country.
Snow forecasts are generally not predictable more than a week in advance because they depend upon the strength and track of winter storms.
The U.S. Winter Outlook will be updated on November 16.NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released the U.S. Winter Outlook, with La Nina potentially emerging for the second year in a row as the biggest wildcard in how this year’s winter will shape up. La Nina has a 55- to 65-percent chance of developing before winter sets in.