NOAA Predicts Upcoming Winter Forecast

NOAA Winter Outlook 2017-2018
What Does The Winter of 2017-2018 Have in Store for New England?
Author

22 October, 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its winter outlook report for the United States, predicting cooler and wetter weather in the North and warmer, drier weather for the South.

"If La Niña conditions develop, we predict it will be weak and potentially short-lived, but it could still shape the character of the upcoming winter", said Mike Halpert, deputy director of NOAA's Climate Prediction Center.

This forecast for a mild winter across more than half the country doesn't mean the snow will stay away completely, however.

A better-than-average chance of below-normal temperatures is forecast for Minnesota, particularly from January into February.

Last season also brought a La Niña weather pattern, which dumped drought 866 inches of snow on the ski area - and plenty to the lowlands, too. The 2015-2016 winter was record warm, about 4.55 degrees hotter than normal.

The outlook covers winter precipitation and temperatures.

More news: Canada heartened by new congressional research report on NAFTA

According to NOAA's projections, wetter-than-average conditions are favored across most of the northern United States, extending from the northern Rockies, to the eastern Great Lakes, the Ohio Valley, in Hawaii and in western and northern Alaska. The southern U.S.is expected to be drier and warmer than usual this winter, NOAA said. Snow forecasts are generally not predictable more than a week in advance because they depend upon the strength and track of winter storms.

There was a La Nina for the early part of last winter.

Meanwhile forecasters expect drier conditions across the southern U.S.

Halpert said the southern U.S.is likely to be drier than normal, while the north from eastern Washington through the Great Lakes to update NY is likely to be wetter.

The winter outlook is expected to be updated on November 16.

"Our models are kind of waffling in that area", Halpert said.


More news


  • 46% of voters think the media concocts fake Trump stories, poll says

    46% of voters think the media concocts fake Trump stories, poll says

    The poll showed that 37 percent of voters do not believe the media is making stories up about Trump. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
    How to Manually Install Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Before Everyone Else

    How to Manually Install Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Before Everyone Else

    All of these changes, as well as the many improvements Microsoft made to Windows 10's accessibility, are welcome. If the Fall Creators Update is available, you will soon be on your way to installing it on your computer.
    At least five students, security guard were killed during attack

    At least five students, security guard were killed during attack

    The student was only identified as Abraham and, according to Mr Matata, is from the Toposa tribe of South Sudan. Lokichogio AIC Secondary School has been attacked by suspected bandits believed to be from South Sudan.
  • Bimal Gurung plans to enter Darjeeling before Oct 30: Intel

    Bimal Gurung plans to enter Darjeeling before Oct 30: Intel

    Restrictions have been imposed on entry to the village, a Gurung stronghold, and the police are conducting raids in the area. The incident comes soon after a sub-inspector was killed in a clash between police and alleged supporters of Gurung.

    Korean lawmaker says North Korea hacked war plans

    The South Korean defence ministry has so far refused to comment on the breach , which reportedly dates back to last September. As part of the exercise, two American B-1 bombers and South Korean and Japanese fighter jets flew over the Korean Peninsula.
    Australia beat India by 8 wickets in 2nd T20

    Australia beat India by 8 wickets in 2nd T20

    Kedar Jadhav (27) was the highest scorer for India , with allrounder Hardik Pandya's 25 helping the hosts get into triple figures. Before the second T-20 global match, on Monday, David Warner led Australian team had net practised at Barshapara Cricket Stadium.
  • Gold Star Family Shares Recording Of Phone Call From President Trump

    Gold Star Family Shares Recording Of Phone Call From President Trump

    Hunter died in a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan in August, his family was told to expect a call from Trump . De Alencar's body had returned to the United States from Afghanistan days earlier in a flag-draped casket.
    Nadal needs three sets to oust Dimitrov at Shanghai Masters

    Nadal needs three sets to oust Dimitrov at Shanghai Masters

    The next couple of games went past within a blink of an eye, and Harrison soon found himself serving for the set at 5-3 up. Dimitrov extended the quarter-final to a third set when he rebounded from a 4-2 deficit to win the second-set tiebreaker.

    The Feud Between Trump and Corker Is Puzzling to Washington Insiders

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he's a leading voice on foreign policy issues. Corker is a member of Trump's party and as chairman of the U.S.
  • Trump takes stand against National Football League  kneelers

    Trump takes stand against National Football League kneelers

    Trump has said the protests are unpatriotic and disrespectful of military veterans. Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning. ".@ NFL: Too much talk, not enough action ".
    Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend

    Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend

    Friday night, the sky is expected to light up again in a cosmic fireworks show as the Earth passes through a field of meteoroids. Instead, as NASA notes , "It is actually better to view the Orionids from 45 to 90 degrees away from the radiant".
    Amid backlash, Google Maps nixes short-lived calories-and-cupcakes counter

    Amid backlash, Google Maps nixes short-lived calories-and-cupcakes counter

    The experimental feature was rolled out on the iOS version of Google Maps , beneath walking directions. As Politico's Taylor Lorenz noted in her tweets, there was no way to turn off the feature.