Warmer Winter Expected For Southeast

By: WITN Weather
By: WITN Weather

The upcoming winter is expected to warmer than last year across the Southeast.

The National Weather Service issued their long-awaited winter forecast on Thursday and it calls for a less severe winter across much of the East Coast.  The Southeast is expected to be warmer and much drier than last year.  The period from December through February averaged 3.75 degrees below normal last year.  Average highs during the winter are in the lower to middle 50s with lows in the lower 30s.  There should be less storm activity as well and that should mean less precipitation.  Last winter much of eastern North Carolina received more than average snowfall.  The drier and warmer forecast would suggest less snow this winter but even milder winters can sometimes produce one or two snowfalls across our area.  We'll see how that turns out over the next few months.

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  • by Me on Oct 28, 2010 at 11:03 AM
    Interesting predictions Brandon. I guess we will know soon enough.
  • by Brandon Location: ENC on Oct 21, 2010 at 09:09 PM
    Hey guys, you are probably wondering what I am thinking. I do not agree with this forecast completley for areas north of I 20. I believe that La Nina is weakening, global volcano ash is limiting sun input, and sunspots still remain low in number. I beleive that November and December will be well below normal with better chances of snow the end of November and throughout December as troughs dig in behind low pressures skirting the coast and current blocking over Canada. I believe that the first part of January will follow suit with below normal temps and a chance or two of snow. I believe the last part of January and February will be near normal or a little above normal with slim chances of snow. Overall, I still believe this winter will be below normal in temperatures, below normal in precip, and at or above normal for snow, with November through the first two weeks of January being the coldest, and possibly a cold blast the beginning of February. The weather changes, so stay tuned!
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