A Warm and Wet May to July Outlook
Warmth and wet weather are the main topics of the new 90 day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center. The May to July forecast is calling for wetter than normal conditions over much of the nation. Above average temperatures are expected in the eastern and western thirds of the nation. Cooler than normal readings are forecast in the central Plains.
NOAA’s outlook for May through July calls for warmer-than-average temps in the East and West and indicates wet weather is likely across much of the country. Read more as your summer travel planning gets underway: https://t.co/o9au44Auft pic.twitter.com/VY4NlRTvZY
— National Weather Service (@NWS) April 18, 2019
Great news continues in the drought forecast, with only the Pacific Northwest potentially seeing drought conditions. Below normal precipitation is in the May to July forecast for that region.
During the next 3 months, #drought is forecast to become confined to portions of the Pacific Northwest, New Mexico, Alaska Panhandle, and leeward areas of Hawaii. https://t.co/Tp4IHSdtWH pic.twitter.com/lUqgrloXIi
— NWSCPC (@NWSCPC) April 18, 2019
The Climate Prediction Center noted the main influences in the forecast were soil moisture conditions, current climate trends, overall weather patterns and model guidance. Weak El Nino conditions are expected to continue into the early summer as warmer than normal Pacific Ocean temperatures are being observed.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels