Thread updated periodically as new outlooks and forecasts are issued from a variety of sources.
"After record-shattering temperatures and high snow totals last winter in the Northeast, a similar theme will continue into the 2014-2015 season."
"Last year’s winter was exceptionally cold and snowy across most of the United States, east of the Rockies. A repeat of this extreme pattern is unlikely this year"
Climate Prediction Center
(Experimental Unofficial Two-class Monthly & Seasonal Climate Outlooks)