Warm along the coasts, cool in the Plains, and wet in the West. That’s the overall message in the Climate Prediction Center’s (CPC) recently issued June outlook. Warmer than average temperatures are in the forecast along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, with cooler than normal weather over most of the Great Plains. A good portion of the West and Plains are expected to see a wetter than average June.
Our initial June outlook anticipates odds tilting toward wetter/cooler than normal conditions across the Great Plains. Best chances for a hotter than normal June are across Alaska and both coasts, with wet conditions also favored across much of the Rockies https://t.co/JI2DUuZKvx pic.twitter.com/oOvv8pQV4l
— NWSCPC (@NWSCPC) May 16, 2019
El Nino conditions continue in the central Pacific and are expected to linger through the summer. That, coupled with near record soil moisture conditions in the Plains led to the cooler than normal temperature forecast. The majority of forecast tools favor warmth along the East and West Coasts. Model guidance and global trends were the main factors leading to the above average precipitation forecast in most of the West and Plains, according to the CPC.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels