December Outlook: Wet in the West, Warmer for Most Areas

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21 Nov 2019 2:00 PM
[Snow covered trees from Lake Tahoe. Photo by Todd Diemer on Unsplash] The outlook is in for the first month of winter and the season expected to start on a mild note. That's according to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, which issued the forecast this morning (Thursday). Most of the nation is expected to see a warmer than normal month, with the highest likelihood along the Gulf of Mexico coastline, in the Southeast and throughout the Middle Atlantic. https://twitter.com/NWSCPC/status/1197510542719512578 Increased snowfall is a good bet throughout the Rockies and into the Great Basin. The precipitation forecast is calling for a wetter than average month for those areas. A small area of drier than normal weather is predicted for South Texas. The outlook was based on model guidance, global patterns, climate observations and long-term trends. With no presence of El Nino or La Nina, weather model forecasts of expected global patterns influenced the forecast the most.
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