Forecast: El Niño Likely To Stay Through Spring
With this particular climate pattern holding strong, above normal temperatures are expected in a broad section of the U.S. from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest from December through February. In contrast, the Mid-South and Southeast could experience below-normal temps.
Winter season precipitation looks to be at a premium from the upper Great Lakes down to the Ohio Valley as well as the northern Rockies. The entire southern half of the country is likely to see above-normal precipitation, which is welcome news for locations currently enduring drought conditions.
To access the detailed three-month outlook from the Climate Prediction Center, click here.