CAMP SPRINGS, Md. – With winter approaching, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its final U.S. winter outlook for December through February.
Forecasters at the administration’s Climate Prediction Center predict an enhanced likelihood of cooler-than-average temperatures in much of the East, Middle Atlantic and South; warmer-than-average temperatures in Alaska, Hawaii and the West; wetter-than-average conditions from New Mexico through Texas to Louisiana; and drier-than-average conditions over the Ohio Valley and the Northwest for this winter.
This forecast implies possible improvement in drought conditions in limited portions of the Southwest and possible worsening dryness in the Northwest and Ohio Valley regions.
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