NOAA Releases Mid-Winter Outlook: Here’s What December, January, and February Might Look Like

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Seasonal Temperature Outlook. | Image: NOAA

The NOAA released its seasonal outlooks today, including December, January, and February 2022-23. Above normal precipitation over
the Pacific Northwest through parts of the Northern Plains is favored along with elevated odds of below normal temperatures over the northern U.S., stretching
from the Pacific Northwest to parts of the western Great Lakes.

Temperature

The December-January-February (DJF) 2022-2023 temperature outlook depicts 
elevated odds of below normal temperatures over the northern U.S., stretching 
from the Pacific Northwest to parts of the western Great Lakes. Below normal 
temperatures are also favored for the Alaska Panhandle and southeastern parts 
of Alaska. Above normal temperatures are more likely over the Southwestern 
U.S., stretching across the southern U.S. and into the Northeast. The highest 
probabilities for above normal temperatures are found over the Gulf Coast 
States. Over Alaska, above normal temperatures are most likely over the 
northwestern parts of the state. 

Precipitation
The DJF 2022-2023 precipitation outlook favors above normal precipitation over 
the Pacific Northwest through parts of the Northern Plains, as well as over the 
Great Lakes and Ohio and Tennessee Valley regions. Elevated odds of below 
normal precipitation are favored over the southern third of the U.S., with the 
highest probabilities over parts of southeastern New Mexico and southern Texas, 
as well as parts of the Gulf Coast States. Over Alaska, a tilt toward above 
normal precipitation is favored over western Alaska, while enhanced 
probabilities of below normal precipitation are favored over parts of the South 
Coast. 

To access the full outlook, visit NOAA's website. 
Seasonal Precipitation Outlook. | Image: NOAA

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