NOAA just released their latest forecast for September 2014 in the USA yesterday. They’re feeling confident that the Southwest along with Utah and Colorado will experience above average precipitation in September.
They’re also feeling confident that the West Coast will be hotter than average this September. All of Alaska, the Southeast, and Maine are also forecasted to experience above average temperatures.
September is a bit early to start thinking about snow, but these early storms in Colorado and Utah could be interesting. Of course, early snowpacks are no bueno for avalanche conditions. Early snowfalls are highly subject to faceting and can cause persistent weak layers in the snowpack that can last throughout the winter season.
Nonetheless, September is one the first months that ends in ‘ber’ and leads to you saying ‘brrr.’