NOAA just released a video winter outlook for 2016/17 for the USA.
From what they’re saying in the video, you’ll want to be in the Northern Rockies this winter where they’re forecasting above average snowfall and below average temperatures.
NOAA specifically says they think the Northern Rockies will see above snowfall this winter.
We’ve never seen a winter outlook video before but we hope they keep it up. They even have skiing footage in this vid! This video was published today, October 20th, 2016.
ABOVE AVERAGE SNOWFALL:
- Northern Rockies – Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
“During La Nina winters we often see greater than average snowfall around the Great Lakes and in the Northern Rockies.” – Mike Halpert/NOAA
BELOW AVERAGE SNOWFALL
- Mid-Atlantic States – New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland,Washington, D.C., Virginia, Conneticut and West Virginia
“Less than average snowfall in the Mid Atlantic Region.” – Mike Halpert/NOAA
PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK for WINTER 2016/17:
ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION:
- Northern Rockies
- Great Lakes
- Western Alaska
“Above average precipitation is most likely in the Northern Rockies, the Great Lakes, Hawaii, and Western Alaska.” – Mike Halpert/NOAA
BELOW AVERAGE PRECIPITATION:
- Southern USA
- Southern Alaska
“With La Nina likely, we favor below average precipitation across the entire Southern US and Southern Alaska.” – Mike Halpert/NOAA
TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK for WINTER 2016/17:
BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES:
- Western Michigan
“In contrast, below average temperatures are most likely across the northern tier from Montana to Western Michigan.” – Mike Halpert/NOAA
ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES:
- Southern USA
- Central Rockies
- Western & Northern Alaska
- Northern New England
“Our forecast builds off the typical La Nina pattern with above average temperatures favored across the southern US extending northward into the Central Rockies and in Hawaii.
Above average temperatures are also favored in Western & Northern Alaska and the Northern New England.” – Mike Halpert/NOAA