Official NOAA January 2017 Outlook for the USA:

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NOAA’s official temperature outlook for January 2017. image: noaa

NOAA just released their temperature and precipitation outlook for the USA yesterday.

This outlook appear to continue a la nina pattern with above average precipitation forecast in the north and warmer temps in the south.

NOAA has declared that we are currently in a la nina year.

Typical La Nina Pattern. Image: NOAA


This January, NOAA is forecasting above average precipitation for the Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

They’re forecasting below average precipitation in California, Arizona, and New Mexico.


This January, NOAA is forecasting above average temperatures for California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, & New Mexico.

They’re forecasting below average temperatures just about no where in ski country USA.  


From this outlook, it’s looking like the Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming will be the places to be.

We’re recommending these 5 higher elevation ski resorts to keep you well above snow line this January:

  • Mt. Bachelor, OR
  • Crystal Mountain, WA
  • Jackson Hole, WY
  • Big Sky, MT
  • Schweitzer, ID
NOAA’s official precipitation outlook for January 2017. image: noaa

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