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Winter Weather Predictions from PA Observer Newsletter

Posted: January 9, 2017

There is not a strong signal that the dry fall weather in the Southeast tips the scales toward a wetter or drier late winter-early spring in the Northeast.

The composite maps would indicate that much of the country will be warmer than normal and parts of the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes region will be wetter than normal for the January through March period.

January through March long range forecasts show warmth for most of the entire country with the exception being the deep Southeast which is mainly accompanied by drier than normal conditions. The central Mississippi River Valley and Pacific Northwest show above average rainfall as well.

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(from the January 4, 2017 Pennsylvania Observer Newsletter from the Pennsylvania State Climatologist by J. Sorber & K. Imhoff )

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