By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Posted Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released their winter prediction for the U.S. today, and it says the northern portion of the country, including Michigan, will likely be “wetter-than-average.”
“Wetter-than-average weather is most likely across the Northern Tier of the U.S. during winter, which extends from December through February,” NOAA said Thursday.
NOAA also says warmer-than-average temperatures are forecast for much of the U.S. this winter, and that although below-average temperatures are not favored, cold weather is anticipated and some areas could still experience a colder-than-average winter.
NOAA says the outlook does not project seasonal snowfall accumulations as snow forecasts are generally not predictable more than a week in advance.
Even during a warmer-than-average winter, periods of cold temperatures and snowfall are expected.
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center updates the three-month outlook each month. The next update will be available November 21.
Seasonal outlooks, according to NOAA, help communities prepare for what is likely to come in the months ahead and minimize weather’s impacts on lives and livelihoods.