On Thursday, October 15, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center will announce the U.S. temperature and precipitation outlook for winter, December through February, and discuss the latest forecast for El Niño and how that might influence this winter season.
El Niño developed in March 2015 and has become strong. El Niño is known to exert a strong influence on climate patterns, particularly during winter. NOAA forecasters predict El Niño will likely to peak in late fall/early winter, and gradually weaken through spring 2016.
NOAA produces seasonal outlooks to help communities prepare for what’s likely to come in the next few months and minimize weather’s impacts on lives and livelihoods. Empowering people with the information they need to take action to protect themselves is key to NOAA’s effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation
Posted under Long Range Outlook
This post was written by Schnack on October 13, 2015