Ski season is just around the corner and several resorts have begun making snow which must mean winter weather is on its way, right? Unfortunately not. Higher than normal temperatures are expected across most of the country; bad news for snowmakers.
Discussion from the NOAA below:
This outlook favors increased chances of above-normal temperatures across much of the CONUS from the Rockies to the Ohio Valley during week 2. Expect near to slightly below normal temperatures for much of the eastern third of the CONUS, except for New England where slightly above normal temperatures are favored. Models disagree about the west coast, ranging from increased probabilities for above-normal temperatures to slightly below-normal temperatures. Elevated probabilities for near to above-normal temperatures are favored for most of Alaska, with near normal temperatures probabilities increased across the southern Mainland.
Elevated chances for above-normal precipitation are forecast for the western CONUS, especially over the Pacific Northwest, where the set-up is favorable for an atmospheric river event. Near to slightly below normal precipitation is favored for most areas east of the Rockies. The forecast favors an increase in precipitation chances across parts of the south-central and southeastern states. Elevated probabilities for near to above-normal precipitation remain forecast over Alaska.