Spring Outlook Issued from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center

news image
Special Stories
15 Feb 2018 9:32 AM
This morning, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center issued their outlook for Spring. Warmer and drier than average conditions are expected across most of the South, especially in the Southwest. The March to May forecast has above average precipitation across the northern tier of the nation. Colder than normal temperatures are expected in the Northwest. https://twitter.com/NWSCPC/status/964137071676940288 Drought conditions are expected to worsen in the Southwest with the below average precipitation forecast for Spring. Drought coverage is expected to expand across the West. Drought improvement and contraction is in the outlook for the western Corn Belt, lower Mississippi Valley, and parts of the Southeast. https://twitter.com/NWSCPC/status/964138496616255488 La Nina has been the words of this Winter, as the waters of the Central Pacific Ocean remain below average. According to the Climate Prediction Center, La Nina is expected to decay rapidly with water temperatures returning to near normal over the Spring months. This trend was followed closely for the Spring forecast, along with model guidance. For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels
All Weather News
More
Intense Heat Fuels Storms in the Northeast

Intense Heat Fuels Storms in the Northeast

Tornado-warned storms drove through portions

17 Jul 2024 5:40 PM
Storms Target the High Plains this Week

Storms Target the High Plains this Week

A stubborn low-pressure system keeps much of

17 Jul 2024 5:40 PM
Stalled Front Brings Storms to the South

Stalled Front Brings Storms to the South

A stubborn and relatively stalled low-pressur

17 Jul 2024 5:35 PM
Extended Forecast: Cool Down Sweeping Across the Midwest

Extended Forecast: Cool Down Sweeping Across the Midwest

Are you ready for some heat relief? Two waves

17 Jul 2024 5:30 PM
Heat Dome Sits Over the Four Corners

Heat Dome Sits Over the Four Corners

A stagnant ridge of high pressure has led to

17 Jul 2024 5:25 PM
Thick Plume of Saharan Dust Keeps Tropics Quiet

Thick Plume of Saharan Dust Keeps Tropics Quiet

Conditions are quiet in the tropical Atlantic

17 Jul 2024 2:00 PM
Chicago Cleaning Up from Derecho, Tornadoes Monday

Chicago Cleaning Up from Derecho, Tornadoes Monday

The National Weather Service classified the s

17 Jul 2024 10:05 AM