Last week, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued their forecast for January. The first month of the New Year is expected to start colder than normal from the Northern Plains into the Northeast. The Northwest, South Texas, and Florida are forecast to see warmer than average weather.
Temperature and precipitation signals for January appear mixed for much of the US. Highlights include favoring warm/dry conditions for the Pacific Northwest, below-normal temperatures for the Northern tier, and above-normal precipitation for the Southeast. https://t.co/JI2DUvhln5 pic.twitter.com/maanWGRRpj
— NWSCPC (@NWSCPC) December 19, 2019
An active weather pattern is expected across the Southeast, with above average precipitation expected. Drier than normal weather is forecast for the Pacific Northwest.
The Climate Prediction Center stated that model guidance, statistical tools, historical trends, global patterns and observations were the main factors used in the forecast for next month. Neither El Nino or La Nina conditions are expected in the Pacific Ocean to start the year.