Annual NWS winter outlook: Normal temps, below normal precip in Great Lakes

CPC winter outlook temperature mapCPC winter outlook precipitation mapIf you live in the Great Lakes states and don’t want another winter like last year’s you’re in luck. But if you’re a fan of winter sports, you might not be so happy with the annual winter outlook that the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center issued today.

The outlook came out today And you can see on the maps above, the CPC predicts normal temperatures and below normal precipitation for the Great Lakes region.

Meteorologists are still watching for El NiƱo, an ocean-atmospheric phenomenon in the Tropical Pacific that affects global weather patterns. They say it has not yet shown up. If it does, it could affect the winter outlook.

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