NOAA 2014/15 Winter Outlook for USA: Dec, Jan, Feb

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NOAA's winter outlook for December, January, and February is showing above average precipitation in all the southern USA.  Below average precipitation is predicted for the Pacific Northwest and Ohio River Basin.
NOAA’s winter outlook for December, January, and February is showing above average precipitation in all the southern USA and southern Alaska. Below average precipitation is predicted for the Pacific Northwest and the Great Lakes region.

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

NOAA's winter outlook for December, January, and February is showing above average temperatures on the West Coast, Alaska, and all of the northern USA.  Below average temperature are predicted for New Mexico, and Texas.
NOAA’s winter outlook for December, January, and February is showing above average temperatures on the West Coast, Alaska, and all of the northern USA. Below average temperature are predicted for New Mexico, and Texas.

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.

12,481-foot Kachina Peak.  Taos, New Mexico.
12,481-foot Kachina Peak. Taos, New Mexico.

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.


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