2009-2010 Winter Weather Outlooks

According to the Climate Prediction Center, it is expected that El Niño will strengthen and persist through the winter months causing uncertainty for the upcoming winter seasonal outlook. Precipitation and temperature levels are anticipated to vary both above and below averages in several areas across the U.S. Montana to Wisconsin are predicted to see “warmer than average” temperatures while maintaining “average” precipitation chances. “Below average” temperatures are predicted across the Southeast and mid-Atlantic from eastern Texas to southern Pennsylvania through Florida. Combined with “above average” precipitation predictions, the areas between (Ohio and Tennessee River Valleys) may see higher chances for unusual winter weather patterns.

Source: Climate Prediction Center