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WINTER WEATHER OUTLOOK FROM NOAA RELEASED

Written on: October 23, 2023

WETTER SOUTH, WARMER NORTH IS EXPECTED

Last week, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a report detailing its expectations for Winter 2023-24:

This year, El Nino is in place heading into winter for the first time in four years, driving the outlook for warmer-than-average temperatures for the northern tier of the continental United States, according to NOAA’s U.S. Winter Outlook released today by the Climate Prediction Center — a division of the National Weather Service.

“These outlooks provide critical guidance on the upcoming season for many industries and sectors of our economy, from energy producers to commodities markets to agricultural interests to tourism,” said Sarah Kapnick, Ph.D., NOAA chief scientist. “With a strengthening El Nino and more potential climate extremes in an already record-breaking year, we’re lucky to have scientists like those at the Climate Prediction Center helping to build a Weather and Climate-Ready Nation by providing critical operational seasonal climate predictions.”

The full report can be found here.

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