NOAA Winter Outlook Favors Warmer Temperatures For Much Of U.S.
A mild winter could be in store for much of the United States this winter according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. In the U.S. Winter Outlook for December through February, above-average temperatures are most likely across the northern and western U.S., Alaska and Hawaii. Additionally, El Nino has a 70 to 75 percent chance of developing, bringing warmer drier conditions to parts of the North. Warmer than normal conditions are anticipated across much of the northern and western U.S., with the greatest likelihood in Alaska and from the Pacific Northwest to the Northern Plains. No part of the U.S. is favored to have below-average temperatures.