The Winter Weather Forecast for Central Texas Looks Grim and Damp
Was last year's winter in Central Texas a little too cold for your liking? Tough luck, because the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (i.e. the government's weather guys) just released its predictions for the 2014-15 winter, and it looks like it's going to be a cold and wet one.
Now, we're not talking Day After Tomorrow conditions, here. According to the NOAA Climate Prediction Center's U.S. Winter Outlook, Central and Southern parts of Texas are more than 40% likely to have a cooler than average winter. Or, as they put it:
Below average temperatures are favored in parts of the south-central and southeastern United States, while above-average temperatures are most likely in the western U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and New England.
That's not all. Pretty much the entire southern corridor of the United States is predicted to have a wetter-than-average Winter, especially Central and Southern Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and the Gulf Coast states (poor Florida). Says NOAA:
The Precipitation Outlook favors above-average precipitation across the southern tier, from the southern half of California, across the Southwest, South-central, and Gulf Coast states, Florida, and along the eastern seaboard to Maine. Above-average precipitation also is favored in southern Alaska and the Alaskan panhandle. Below-average precipitation is favored in Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest.
Want to get the full rundown of what to expect across America over the next few months? Helpfully, the NOAA has put together a video that can give you just that.
Are you preparing for the worst this season? Or do you think this will be just another easy Texan winter? Let us know, and stay tuned with us for the latest weather updates all winter long. Or, if you want a second opinion, check out the National Weather Service or our weather partners over at KWTX!