90-day outlook

A Winter Forecast

The 3-month winter forecast for December to February calls for a good chance that temperatures will average warmer than average across much of the southern half of the U.S., with a good chance of cooler than average temperatures across the Northern Plains.  The “EC” means equal chance of cold or warm this winter. Some of the same factors that affected winter last year are the same (we have warm water off pretty much all U.S. coasts right now).  The strong El Nino that we had last winter has morphed into a weak La Nina (blue color = cool water along…