April Outlook from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center
On Thursday, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released their April outlook. Chances are increased for warmer than normal temperatures for most areas east of the Mississippi River and throughout the South. The only colder than average weather is forecast from Montana into the western Dakotas.
Our initial April outlook sees increased chances for a warm month for most areas east of the Mississippi River and across much of the South. Best chances for a wet month are for portions of the Southeast, Corn Belt, and mainland Alaska. https://t.co/JI2DUvhln5 pic.twitter.com/r6rL5iFhqu
— NWSCPC (@NWSCPC) March 19, 2020
Wetter than normal weather is expected from the Southeast to the Central Plains. The Pacific Northwest is forecast to see below average precipitation.
The April outlooks reflect the latest model guidance, likely impacts from trends, tropical patterns, current & expected soil moisture and snowpack. Neutral sea surface temperatures are expected in the Pacific Ocean, with no influence from an El Nino or La Nina.