It looks like winter is finally arrived in the rest of the continent and some models are predicting it could be here a while. According to sources like the Weather Network and NOAA, We may see a return of the Arctic outflow which could push temperatures back down to levels seen the last two years in the east and extending far south. Combined with El Nino effects that are bringing more storms to the east coast could result in some major snow events before all is done. The El Nino effects in the west may be keeping some temperatures above normal but in many markets this is resulting in more freeze/thaw cycles as the temperatures keep jumping back and forth. This could work in our favour as this type of cycle tends to require more ice melt than constant deep cold temperature levels.