Winter Outlook From The National Weather Service

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Posted: October 17, 2019 at 1:07 pm

Looks like it might be kinda snowy around these parts come winter. The National Weather Service came out with its winter outlook earlier today, take a look at their forecast and map for precipitation below.

  • Wetter-than-average conditions are most likely in Alaska and Hawaii this winter, along with portions of the Northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley, the Great Lakes and parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
  • Drier-than-average conditions are most likely for Louisiana, parts of Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas and Oklahoma as well areas of northern and central California.
  • The remainder of the U.S. falls into the category of equal chances for below-, near-, or above-average precipitation.

Temps for the winter look to be around average.

  • The greatest likelihood for warmer-than-normal conditions are in Alaska and Hawaii, with more modest probabilities for above-average temperatures spanning large parts of the remaining lower 48 from the West across the South and up the eastern seaboard.
  • The Northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley, and the western Great Lakes have equal chances for below-, near- or above-average temperatures.
  • No part of the U.S. is favored to have below-average temperatures this winter.