August Outlook – Warm in the East, West, and South
Warmer than normal temperatures are in the forecast for August, according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. On Thursday, they released their 30 day outlook for next month. Cooler and wetter than normal weather is expected in most of the Northern and High Plains.
Our initial August outlook anticipates best chances for below-normal temperatures across the Northern and Central Plains, with increased odds for above-normal temperatures across the West, South, East Coast, and Alaska. https://t.co/JI2DUuZKvx pic.twitter.com/S1kFpglRYq
— NWSCPC (@NWSCPC) July 18, 2019
The Climate Prediction Center noted that the main forecast influences were model guidance, climate statistical tools, current soil moisture, and variability in the tropics. As moist conditions continue in the Plains and models favoring a wet month ahead, signals point to a cooler than normal month. Global patterns and long term trends favor the warmer than average forecast for most of the East, South, and West.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels