Saturday, November 5, 2011

Final 2011-2012 Winter Forecast: South Central Plains Forecast

The South Central Plains will be making headlines this winter- and it’s not a good thing. The drought that has dried up lakes, killed crops, damaged the economy and brought Texas to its knees will only continue in a merciless act by Mother Nature. As we enter another La Nina, conditions will be favorable for a dry winter of 2011-2012. It can be expected that, with this continuing drought, wildfires will be in the headlines as well, right beside the drought. The heat will continue, and there’s no telling if the deadly high pressure ridge will return again this summer over Texas. We all hope it will not, but it’s just too far off for us to tell if it will. There is a bit of good news, though. It looks like the cooler weather and precipitation will extend a bit farther south than last winter, which theoretically increases the chances of both for the rain-starved region. But that’s theoretically. We cannot label the specifics and give a conclusion on that just yet.

Regional times are as follows:

Nationwide Winter Forecast Release: 12:00 PM CDT
Southwest Winter Forecast Release: 12:10 PM CDT
Southeast Winter Forecast Release: 12:20 PM CDT
Northeast Winter Forecast Release: 12:30 PM CDT
Midwest Winter Forecast Release: 12:40 PM CDT
Northwest Winter Forecast Release: 12:50 PM CDT
South Central Plains Winter Forecast Release: 1:00 PM CDT

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