NOAA has released their winter 2013/14 winter weather predictions and it doesn’t mean too much for most any skier or rider anywhere in the USA. Essentially, they are saying that we should have ‘equal chances’ of having an average winter precipitation-wise. What they are trying to say is that, as far as they can tell, winter precipitation should be nearly average for almost the entire USA.
Even though this news isn’t shocking nor very exciting for skiers and riders in the USA, it’s still kinda neat to see what NOAA is forecasting. As winter gets closer, it’ll be interesting to see how this long range 2013/14 winter forecast gets modified.
The above graph shows the Western USA forecasted to have near average temperatures in Dec, Jan, & Feb 2013-14. Much of the Eastern seaboard and Central South is forecasted to have above average temperatures during these months.
The above graph shows near average precipitation in almost all of the USA in Dec, Jan, Feb 2013-14. The Southeast is forecasted to have below average precipitation during these months.
The above graph shows near average temperatures being forecasted in Jan, Feb, and Mar of 2014 for most of the USA. Texas and the Northeast are forecasted to have above average temperatures during these months.
The above graph is showing us that nearly all the USA is forecasted to receive near average amounts of precipitation in Jan, Feb, and Mar of 2014. The Southeast is forecasted to receive below average precipitation during these months.