Get Ready for a Mild-and Rainy-Winter, Forecasters Say

Get Ready for a Mild-and Rainy-Winter, Forecasters Say

Get Ready for a Mild-and Rainy-Winter, Forecasters Say

"Up in ME the forecast is actually what we call "equal chances", which means there's no tilt in those odds, so it's just as likely to be a wetter-than-normal winter as a drier-than-normal winter", says Halpert.

"We expect El Nino to be in place in late fall to early winter", said Mike Halpert, deputy director of NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. He said there is a chance El Nino could reach moderate strength and a "blob" of warm water setting up in the Northeast Pacific Ocean could set up a jet stream pattern that maximizes the delivery of cold air into the eastern United States.

But North and SC, along with much of the southeast and Mid-Atlantic, the Tennessee Valley and Ohio Valley, "all have equal chances for below-, near- or above-average temperatures", NOAA said.

The organization's predictive maps placed ME in a sweeping band of orange, signifying that center forecasters believe the state is among those with a 40 percent to 50 percent chance of being "warmer than normal".

A mild winter could be in store for much of the United States, according to the seasonal forecast released Thursday by NOAA.

The same NOAA report expects ME to have about an average winter in terms of precipitation.

Wetter-than-average conditions are favored across the southern tier of the US, and up into the Mid-Atlantic.


It also said that wetter-than-average conditions are likely across the southern part of the US, and up into the Mid-Atlantic.

If NOAA's outlook holds true and much of the nation is milder than normal, it will mark the fourth straight warmer-than-normal winter for the Lower 48.

-Wetter-than-average conditions are favored across the southern tier of the USA, and up into the Mid-Atlantic. Northern Florida and southern Georgia have the greatest odds for above-average precipitation during the winter, the NOAA said.

- Drier-than-average conditions are most likely in parts of the northern Rockies and Northern Plains, as well as in the Great Lakes and northern Ohio Valley.

But they are expected to get better in Arizona and New Mexico, southern parts of Utah and Colorado, the coastal Pacific Northwest and the Central Plains, NOAA said. NOAA'S next update will be available on November 15th.

I hasten to please the Americans, according to this forecast, in most of the States the winter will be quite (or even extremely) soft.

Last winter ranked among the warmest third in historical records, 1.8 degrees above normal averaged over the nation.

Related news



[an error occurred while processing the directive]