NOAA’s Official Outlook for Winter 2015/16 in the USA

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NOAA's Temperature outlook for winter 2015/16 in the USA.
NOAA’s Temperature outlook for winter 2015/16 in the USA.  NOAA expects below average temperatures in the southeast and south central regions of the country and above average temps in the northern half of the country, especially the Pacific Northwest.

NOAA has just released their outlook for the 2015/16 USA Winter.  Specifically, this outlook is for the coming December, January, February.  NOAA is now expecting strong El Nino to continue through to Spring 2015/16 and that prediction is powerfully affecting their outlook for the coming winter.

This forecast looks good for skiing and riding in California, Arizona, south Colorado, & New Mexico with above average precipitation forecast.  

This forecast looks bad for the Pacific Northwest, Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho with below average precipitation forecast and well above average temperatures forecast.

NOAA precipitation forecast for winter 2015/16.  NOAA expects higher than average precip in the southern half of the country and drier than average conditions in the Pacific Northwest
NOAA precipitation forecast for winter 2015/16. NOAA expects higher than average precip in the southern half of the country and drier than average conditions in the Pacific Northwest.

Snow humans in California are getting pretty fired up for this coming strong El Nino winter.  Any change in Cali will be a good change.

ALSO, after a strong El Nino (possibly the strongest El Nino on record), we very well may see a strong La Nina.  The last strong La Nina we had in North America was in 2011 and that was one of the greatest snow seasons on record in North America.

Bring it on.


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6 thoughts on “NOAA’s Official Outlook for Winter 2015/16 in the USA

  1. just curious about prediction for southwestern indiana. We are right between terre haute and evansville.farmers almanac predicts cold and snow.

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