CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Some saw snow, others are just chilly.
We are stuck in a cool pattern. We started November chillier than average and the outlook for the rest of the month keeps the eastern third of the country (Including western Massachusetts) cooler than average, with the warmth staying west.
However the winter outlook from the climate prediction center is for a warmer than average winter for the southern and eastern United States. Just because winter may end up warmer than average doesn’t mean it will be the whole time.
In a La Nina weather pattern, like we are in, winter can sometimes start colder, before milder air returns for the second half of winter.
- Here comes La Nina, El Nino’s flip side, but it will be weak
- “La Niña” formation could bring colder than average temperatures this winter
As far as precipitation goes, there are no clear indicators as far as higher or lower than normal rain or snow. We will keep an eye on things, but for the next couple weeks at least it looks chillier than usual.
- Say it ain’t snow in November! But this is normal here in western Massachusetts
- NOAA releases 2017-2018 winter outlook
- Another warm winter forecast for swath of US