Place your bets now, and unlike the climate scientists you'll find out over the next 6 or 7 months weather you got it right. What will this winter be like? Long or short? Mild or bitterly cold? Wet or dry? The NWS is predicting the first snowfalls southeast of the great lakes this weekend, so get out those D-20's and give it a guesss.
Me I'm going for long, cold, and wet. This is based on a lack of sunspots and the presence of a big El Nino in the Pacific. That and the entrails patterns of selected road kill. Get the prediction right and you get to add the title of "Nationally acclaimed climate scientist" to your name at least until you fail to predict the next rainstorm.