Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the U.S.

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

Parts of the northwest, including Oregon, Washington, and Montana, have a greater-than-50% chance of experiencing warmer-than-expected temperatures.

"Even on a warming planet", he said, "it doesn't mean winter goes away and it's never cold again".

The Climate Prediction Center (a division of NOAA) has released their early outlook for the winter 2018-2019 season. Meteorologists predict theres a 75 percent chance itll be around this winter.

The NOAA said that the Southeast, Tennessee Valley, Ohio Valley, and Mid-Atlantic all have equal chances for below-, near- or above-average temperatures. In terms of precipitation, the line dividing drier-than-average conditions and normal conditions falls right through central Wisconsin with the eastern part of our state looking at 33% chance for drier-than-average conditions and western half of our state looking at normal conditions.

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El Nino tends to generate an active subtropical jet stream that would hike precipitation across the southern half of the country, including in Southern California, where beneficial rains could swiftly morph into threatening flooding and mudslides.

"Wetter-than-average conditions are favored across the southern tier of the USA, and up into the Mid-Atlantic", NOAA said in a statement.

Don't reach for those hand-warmers just yet - it may be a mild winter in most of the United States this year.

"We're expecting this El Nino to be much weaker than that one", Halpert said. This video below explains El Nino further and provides greater details about NOAA's winter outlook.

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Two winters ago was practically the winter without a winter.

It also said that wetter-than-average conditions are likely across the southern part of the USA, and up into the Mid-Atlantic.

While natural fluctuations play a significant role in the flavor of a given winter, the rising concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is stacking the deck in favor of warm winters. Overall the winter looks a lot like the past few, he said. "We stand by our forecast and formula, which accurately predicted the many storms last winter, as well as this summer's steamy, hot conditions", editor Peter Geiger wrote.

"NOAA" s Winter 2018 temperature outlook for the United States.

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