NOAA just released their outlook today for Spring 2018 – ie the rest of the ski season 2017/18.
This outlook doesn’t look great for the vast majority of the West…
As far as ski country goes, NOAA is only forecasting above average precipitation in the Northeast.
As far as ski country goes, NOAA is only forecasting below average temperatures in Montana and the Idaho Panhandle.
NOAA is forecasting below average precipitation in most of the West including CA, NV, UT, CO, NM, AZ, OR, WY, and southern ID.
NOAA is forecasting above average temperatures this Spring for the entire Northeast and most of the West including CA, NV, UT, CO, NM, AZ.
NOAA’s Mike Halpert explains the NOAA’s 2018 spring climate outlook
March 15, 2018
The Lower Mississippi faces a risk of moderate flooding this spring, while the southwest quadrant of the country is likely to see drought conditions continue or expand. The Climate Prediction Center’s Mike Halpert provides more details of NOAA’s 2018 spring climate outlook.
Minor to moderate flood risk throughout Mississippi watershed
Highest chances for warm spring: Hawaii, Southwest, Gulf Coast
Highest chances of a wet spring: Great Lakes, central Alaska, Hawaii
Largest drought footprint likely to be in Southwest