The last month of winter is predicted to end colder than normal from the Northern and Central Plains into the Northeast, with above average temperatures from the Southwest through Florida. That's according to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center
, which issued their February outlook
late last week.
Wetter than normal weather is in the forecast for the Southeast and Northern Rockies. Two areas of drier than average weather are predicted: in the Central Plains and most of California.
The CPC noted
that the forecast were based on model guidance, statistical tools, global weather patterns, and local sea surface temperatures. El Nino or La Nina will not be in a factor
over the coming months as Pacific Ocean water temperatures are near average.