Kansas likely to see milder than average winter, NOAA says

NOAA predicting mild winter in New England – Boston News, Weather, Sports

NOAA predicting mild winter in New England – Boston News, Weather, Sports

"From about, maybe NY and northward, that's all above a 40 percent confidence, so that's between a 40 and 50 percent chance that temperatures will be above average", says Mike Halpert, deputy director of the Climate Prediction Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Maryland.

For the rest of the country this winter, no place in the United States is expected to be colder than normal, said Mike Halpert, deputy director of the governments Climate Prediction Center.

A weak El Niño, described by NOAA as a warming of parts of the Pacific Ocean, is likely to occur this winter, which may contribute to increased precipitation in the southern United States and parts of the East Coast, according to NOAA.

This video below explains El Nino further and provides greater details about NOAA's winter outlook.

Warmer-than-normal conditions are anticipated across much of the northern and western US, with the greatest likelihood in Alaska and from the Pacific Northwest to the Northern Plains. "The last cold winter that the country saw was back in 2013-14, and I'd expect MI to probably follow that pattern".

The prospect of stormy conditions in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic means it has the greatest chance of having colder-than-normal conditions of anywhere in the country, Halpert said.

It also said that wetter-than-average conditions are likely across the southern part of the USA, and up into the Mid-Atlantic. It is expected to be weaker than the El Nino that developed during the 2015/2016 winter.

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

"No part of the U.S.is favored to have below-average temperatures", Halpert said.

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

Drought conditions are most likely across the Southwest, Southern California, the central Great Basin, central Rockies, Northern Plains, and parts of the interior Pacific Northwest.

Above-average rainfall is most likely northern Florida and southern Georgia this winter. NOAA'S next update will be available on November 15th.

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

Farmer's Almanac Editor Peter Geiger said in late August his publication predicts "a very long, cold and snow-filled winter".

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