On Thursday, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued the outlook for April. It calls for warmer than average temperatures from the East Coast through the South into the Southwest. Below average temperatures are expected from the Northwest to the Upper Midwest.
Wetter than normal weather is in the forecast for the High Plains and Ohio Valley. Below average precipitation is expected in the Southeast and Southwest.
The Climate Prediction Center states that La Nina is still being observed in the Pacific Ocean, although the conditions decayed considerably during the last month. The overall atmospheric pattern still resembles La Nina. Neutral Pacific Ocean temperature conditions are forecast to rapidly develop over the coming months. Along with the La Nina forecast, soil moisture and snowpack influenced the forecast.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels
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