September Outlook – Warmth for Much of the Nation
The September outlook was released on Thursday from the Climate Prediction Center, showing increased odds of warmer than normal weather across much of the nation. Only the High Plains and Black Hills are predicted to see below average temperatures for next month. Wetter than normal weather is predicted for the Northern Rockies and Upper Midwest.
Our initial September outlook sees increased odds for a wet month across much of the Central part of the country and Alaska. Above-normal temperatures are favored for much of the West, East Coast, South, and Alaska. https://t.co/JI2DUvhln5 pic.twitter.com/RFNJdgF3wy
— NWSCPC (@NWSCPC) August 15, 2019
Model guidance, statistical tools based on global patterns, and the influences of current soil moisture and coastal sea surface conditions were the main influences of the September outlook. The Climate Prediction Center is expecting a ridge to dominate much of the Western U.S., leading to above average temperatures. The colder than average forecast in the Northern and High Plains is supported by wetter than normal soil moisture conditions and a northerly flow east of the ridge.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels