Last week we posted NOAA’s winter weather forecast for 2013/14. NOAA is basically forecasting a near average winter for precipitation in the USA for 2013/14. They did forecast some temperature variation from average but overall their graphs weren’t easy to read nor very remarkable.
WeatherAdvance.com has put together their own brand of 2014 winter weather forecast for the USA and it’s definitely a heck of a lot easier to read. NOAA only gave us graphs where WeatherAdvance.com is giving us graphs, words, and videos.
Their forecast is certainly focused on the East Coast, but there are some good take home points:
1. Weak La Niña this year
2. Above average snowfall for the Northeast
3. Near average snowfall for the West
4. Colder than average temps in Northeast and Pacific Northwest
“So what do i think will happen this winter with all of this in mind? Well It will be colder than average in the Eastern half of the United States, With the exception of January where I believe we will see a mild January thaw in the east, However no where near the state that we had the 2005-2006 winter. Winter Will get off to an early start in the east, picking up where it left off this past winter late in the year. Fizzle away as we head into January and then come back on near the Mid-Point in February, where I think the brunt of the winter will be. The winter battle zone will be a tricky one though.
I do believe it will be a wetter than average year in the east, and perhaps even in the pacific northwest. Only may you will be provided with today is the projected temperature maps and snowfall departure from normal maps.” – WeatherAdvance.com
So, if you’re in the Northeast, you’re stoked. If you’re out West average is good. It’s a helluva better than below average. We’ll take average after the past 2 seasons…