May Outlook Issued from the Climate Prediction Center
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued the May forecast last week. It calls for warmer than normal temperatures from the Eastern Seaboard and Great Lakes into the Northwest. Cooler than average temperatures are in the outlook for portions of the southern Plains. Wetter than normal weather is expected for the month from the Southeast into the West.
Our initial May outlook has increased odds for wetter than normal conditions from the Great Basin through Southern Plains and along the Gulf Coast. Above-normal temperature chances are elevated across the Northern tier and east of the Mississippi River https://t.co/JI2DUuZKvx pic.twitter.com/BJiSAV5zfb
— NWSCPC (@NWSCPC) April 18, 2019
Weak El Nino conditions are expected throughout the upcoming month as warmer than normal Pacific Ocean temperatures are being observed. Current climate trends, soil moisture, model forecasts and global weather patterns were the main weather products used in the forecast.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels