Mild Winter Predicted For CT, Dutchess And Putnam Counties
The folks at NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have just released their 2019-2020 winter weather predictions, and I think you might like it.
According to the report, Connecticut as well as Putnam and Dutchess County may be in for a warmer then normal winter season.
According to noaa.gov, most of the United States is expected to see slightly warmer conditions this winter, however some area's may see more rain then usual, especially in the Northeast.
One thing to keep in mind, if your either a fan of snow or not, is that even during a warmer winter, periods of cold temperatures and snowfall are still expected. The average high temperature for the area in December is 40 degrees, January, 35 degrees and 37 degrees in February.
The outlook does not project seasonal snowfall accumulations as snow forecasts are generally not predictable more than a week in advance.
No part of the U.S. is expected to see below normal temperatures this winter.
Mike Halpert who's the deputy director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center had this to say about a winter season without the effects of either El Nino or La Nina:
Without either El Nino or La Nina conditions, short-term climate patterns like the Arctic Oscillation will drive winter weather and could result in large swings in temperature and precipitation.
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center does update the three-month outlook each month. The next update that will include the March and early spring outlook will be available November 21.