The Climate Prediction Center said La Nina is likely to develop in late fall or early winter, but it is expected to be weak and short-lived. Having said that, last winter was one of the warmest winters on record in the Northeast, so the near-normal temperatures forecast for this winter could feel much colder.
This map provided by NOAA shows the winter precipitation outlook for the U.S. Federal forecasters say thanks to a nascent La Nina it is likely to be warmer and drier than normal down south, colder and wetter up north and in the middle it. He said it will take "many, many years and it's got to be above normal precipitation".
Specifically, the US will likely experience warmer and drier conditions than normal in the South, and colder and wetter than usual conditions in the far north.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal forecasters predict this winter may paint the U.S.in stripes of different weather: Warmer and drier than normal in the south, and colder and wetter than usual in the far north. As of October 17, NOAA predicted roughly a 70 percent chance that La Nina will develop during the fall and a 55 percent chance it will persist into winter.
Winter outlook: Warm south; cooler north; murky in middle
California probably won't get relief from its drought.
Weather experts say they expect our region to experience a winter that's, well, pretty normal.
"Regardless of the outlook, there is always some chance for extreme winter weather, so prepare now for what might come later this winter", Climate Prediction Center Deputy Director Mike Halpert said in a news release.
Snow forecasts are dependent upon the strength and track of winter storms, which are generally not predictable more than a week in advance. This means we have equal chances of a warmer than average winter and a colder than average winter, or in terms of precipitation, snow and/or rain, we have equal chances of greater than average precipitation or lower than average precipitation. Like other forecasters, it predicts a warm and dry southwest, with some hope for rain and snow from San Francisco northward.
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