February Outlook from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center
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.
Our initial February outlook sees increased chances of above-normal temperatures across much of the West, while below-normal temperatures are favored from the Northern and Central Plains eastward through the Northeast. https://t.co/JI2DUvhln5 pic.twitter.com/yrMZCJtFXE
— NWSCPC (@NWSCPC) January 16, 2020
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.