Tuesday, November 8, 2022

NOAA Issues Regional Winter Forecasts

 If you’re wondering about the best times to do antenna work this winter, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has some guidance for you. According to the winter outlook from the Climate Prediction Center, we should expect warmer-than-average temperatures in the Southwest and along the Gulf Coast and eastern seaboard. Below normal temperatures are anticipated from the Pacific Northwest to the western Great Lakes.

Drought conditions are likely to persist in the southwest and western Great Plains, possibly spreading to the Gulf Coast. On the other hand, higher-than-average precipitation is forecast for the Pacific Northwest, northern Rockies, Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. The rest of the country is a toss-up in terms of rain or snowfall this winter.