NOAA February 2023 Outlook: The Pattern That Brought Record-Breaking Snow to the West is Coming to an End

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The NOAA recently released its outlook for February. 
With precipitation returning to normal, or below-normal, it looks like the snow that has slammed the west for the last couple of months will return to normal.

The discussion is below:

Below-normal temperatures are favored for the Alaska Panhandle, the Pacific Northwest, and Northern California eastward to the Northern Plains. Above normal temperature probabilities are favored across the Southeast, extending northward to southern New England and westward to parts of the Southern Plains. The highest probabilities of above-normal temperatures (greater than 50 percent chances) are indicated for the Florida Peninsula northward to coastal areas of South Carolina. Above-normal temperatures are also favored for northern and western Alaska. Equal chances (EC) of above, near, and below normal temperatures are indicated across the southwestern CONUS, Central Plains, much of the Great Lakes, parts of the Northeast, and much of Mainland Alaska.

Expect increased chances of above-normal precipitation across the Ohio Valley, Great Lakes, and much of the Middle and Upper Mississippi Valley. Below normal precipitation is favored farther to the south, across much of the Southeast. Increased chances of below-normal precipitation extend westward along much of the southern tier of the CONUS. Conversely, a tilt toward above-normal precipitation is indicated along most of the Northern Tier of the CONUS, where dynamical model guidance is in general agreement. Above-normal precipitation is also favored across western Mainland Alaska. EC of above, near, and below normal precipitation are indicated from California eastward to much of the Central and Southern Plains, parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast, coastal areas of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and for much of Alaska.

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