The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting above-average temperatures for much of the northern and western United States this winter due to the effects of the “strong El Nino that’s currently in place.”
But Joseph D’Aleo, co-founder of the Weather Channel and chief forecaster at Weatherbell Analytics, a meteorological consulting firm, called NOAA’s seasonal forecast for December through February “nonsense” – pointing out that NOAA’s predictions have been proven wrong the past two winters.
During a conference call with reporters on Thursday, Jon Gottschalck, chief of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center’s Operational Prediction Branch in College Park, Maryland said that due to the effects of the current El Nino, which is “probably among the strongest on record,” much of the northern and western U.S. would experience “above-average temperatures” this winter.
Only a “small area” along the nation’s southern border would have lower than normal temperatures between December and February, he said..
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