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Friday, October 20, 2017

Forecasters Predict Warmer-Than-Average Winter In Majority Of U.S.

This winter is going to be a warm one for the majority of the United States, according to forecasters at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center.

They say that the La NiƱa weather pattern is likely to develop. That means "greater-than-average snowfall around the Great Lakes and in the northern Rockies, with less-than-average snowfall throughout the Mid-Atlantic region," Mike Halpert of the Climate Prediction Center said in a forecast Thursday.

Hawaii, western and northern Alaska and the lower two-thirds of the contiguous U.S. are likely to see warmer-than-average temperatures, Halpert says. A small portion of the Northwest U.S. and parts of Alaska are expected to see cooler-than-usual temperatures.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please don't show this to Dan Saterfield....

Anonymous said...

Keep the lawnmower ready this winter?

Anonymous said...

Now ya'll do realize "PREDICT" is something that "MIGHT"
happen in the future. Might and Will or not one and the same.

Speaking of Dan, how many of you who believe his weather reports are frequently incorrect, still watch him his forecast. How many have located a more reliable site for weather. Where is it?

AComeHere said...

Just what is Noaa's accuracy? My horses and the fuzzy woolie caterpillars disagree. I'm going with them.

As for forecasts, I like Weather Underground. Watching Dan's forecasts is kind of like reading your horoscope. Strictly for entertainment purposes.

Anonymous said...

The acorns have been falling like crazy. Like it's raining. Never seen my yard so covered. I heard that was natures way of feeding the animals through a cold winter. We'll see.

Anonymous said...

Nature is giving signals that there is a wicked winter ahead in this area. Do we listen to the scientist or the horses, the fuzzy caterpillars,or the birds that have left early?

Anonymous said...

DAN's long ranged forecast - Partly Sunny, highs in the mid 80's!!!!

Anonymous said...

FIRE DAN SATERFEILD!