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By Elizabeth Chuck

The East Coast has gotten much less snow than it usually does by this time of year. That's about to change.

A storm brewing right now is forecast to dump between 1 and 2 feet of snow on the Northeast this weekend, in a winter wallop sure to shock many cities that have received well below-average snowfall so far this season.

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Here's a look at how far behind select cities are in terms of snowfall this winter as of Jan. 18, according to The Weather Channel:

  • Albany, New York, has received just 4.4 inches of snow so far this season, which is 23 inches below average.
  • Burlington, Vermont, has received 16.2 inches of snow so far, which is more than 19 inches below average.
  • Boston has received 4.4 inches of snow so far, which is more than 13.5 inches below average.
  • Pittsburgh has received 7.2 inches of snow so far, which is 10 inches below average.
  • Philadelphia has received 0.5 inches of snow, which is about 6.5 inches below average.
  • New York City just got its first measurable snow of 0.4 inches this past Sunday, which puts it at just under 9 inches below average so far for the season. That's the sixth latest first measurable snow, meaning at least 0.1 inches of snow, there.
  • Washington, D.C., also just got their first measurable snow of 0.3 inches on Sunday, which is just over 5 inches below average season-to-date.
Snow is made for Winter Jam, an upcoming festival of free snow-based activities, on a clear and cold day in Central Park in New York on Jan. 19.Seth Wenig / AP

Those numbers are likely to change after this weekend. The upcoming storm could produce a "prolific" amount of snow, affecting millions across the eastern part of the U.S., The Weather Channel said.