So, we have an argument for cold, stormy winter. The fact that the legendary winters were excluded might be an indicator of the correlation working in
+AMO (Warm North Atlantic) situation but not so much when it is negative. There is no such thing as a perfect linear correlation in weather.
Data Source: NOAA Earth Science Laboratory
This composite Temperature anomaly from the NOAA Earth Science Laboratory covers the bonafide El Nino Winters featuring a -NAO/-AO below -1.00 in October (I excluded 2006). The pattern of cold is what I believe will resemble the upcoming winter.
This is a composite of Sea Level Pressure anomaly. Take note of the lowest pressure being at the 50N/50W position that argues for my idea that the upcoming season can be dubbed the Winter of the Nor'easters. 50/50 Lows favor snow/ice in NC and VA. This data is also from the NOAA Earth Science Research Laboratory.
That's all for now. Later this week it will be time to discuss a potentially really cold start to December.