NOAA Winter Outlook: Warmer than average for many, wetter in the North

Rodiano Bonacci
Ottobre 18, 2019

12 out of the past 15 Winters have been wetter than normal and 7 out of the past 10 Winters had more snow than normal.

But New England can expect a milder season than normal, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The forecasters also predicted wetter-than-average weather along a large northern swath of the United States, but that area did not include New England, where the chances of below-average, near-average, or above-average precipitation are equal.

El Niño is expected to remain neutral during the winter, meaning there will be neither El Niño or La Niña.

Temperatures below freezing and a dose of moisture could come together on any given winter day to form one of those snowstorms that blanket New England with snow and whip up drifts.

Winter temperatures are predicted to be normal for southern Wisconsin, with warmer than average temperatures expected across much of the rest of the country.

"Although below-average temperatures are not favored, cold weather is anticipated and some areas could still experience a colder-than-average winter", the agency wrote in the outlook.

Drier-than-average conditions are most likely for portions of the Gulf Coast, including Louisiana and eastern Texas. But a new federal climate report shows that California could be in for a dry few months and even some drought-like conditions in some regions.

NOAA's outlook suggests Kentucky has a 33% chance of seeing average temperatures. As for temperatures, those look to be average for the season. The outlook does not project seasonal snowfall accumulations as snow forecasts are generally not predictable more than a week in advance.

The center updates its three-month outlook each month. The next update will be available on November 21.

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