NOAA’s outlook models are updated each month and this latest update was done on September 18th, 2014. Despite the lowered chances of an El Nino this winter, NOAA won’t let go of the El Nino pattern just yet. In NOAA’s latest El Nino update, they stated:
The chance of El Niño is at 60-65% during the Northern Hemisphere fall and winter. – NOAA on September 22nd, 2014
This chance of El Nino is causing NOAA to show above average precipitation in the south this coming December, January, and February in the USA.
So, if this pattern is somewhat accurate, who is in the bullseye? Taos, New Mexico. Taos, New Mexico is in the bullseye. Taos is predicted to receive above average precipitation and below average temperatures. The perfect combination.
If you’ve never been to Taos – Taos is sick. It’s a big mountain with rugged terrain that will frighten you no matter your experience level. They’ll also have a new chair this year that will access their highest, best terrain on 12,481-foot Kachina Peak.
If Taos goes off this year, you’ll wanna be there.