Author Topic: NOAA's U.S. Winter Outlook 2017-18  (Read 224 times)

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NOAA's U.S. Winter Outlook 2017-18
« on: October 21, 2017, 10:48:42 PM »
Dear WeatherCat climate watchers,

Most of you probably discovered this press release when it came out 2 days ago.  Alas, I didn't have time until now to actually search for it.  Has NOAA been doing a Winter Outlook for a long time?  If so, this is the first time I've noticed the general press picking up on it even if it is sent as a press release!  Here is link:

http://www.noaa.gov/media-release/us-winter-outlook-noaa-forecasters-predict-cooler-wetter-north-and-warmer-drier-south

The punch line is roughly as follows:  "NOAA forecasters predict cooler, wetter North and warmer, drier South"  The main uncertainty that they note is the potential La Niña event.  They claim it will be a relatively weak event, but of course they weren't even expecting that a few months ago.  There are maps on the press release so you can look at what is expected in your corner of da' USofA.

As is always true of such "outlooks" . . . . . "your actual mileage my vary (wildly!!)"

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: NOAA's U.S. Winter Outlook 2017-18
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 06:31:00 AM »
I haven't see this previously so thank you for posting. I hope it its accurate.
Blick