Saturday, July 9, 2011

Update on 2011-2012 Winter

Thanks to extensive research by a fellow weather enthusiast, it has been determined that the winter of 2011-2012 appears to have probabilities of being similar to the winter of 1995-1996.

Based on that research, I have pulled up some maps regarding the winter of 1995-1996.
Temperature Anomalies of winter of 1995-1996 compared to long term average
Precipitation anomalies for Nov.-Feb. 1995-1996 with regards to long term averages
While unfortunately we cannot superimpose these images together, we are able to determine that the west wing of the US should be warmer than average, with the east portion of the US to be cooler than average, including all of the Great Lakes. The Central Plains could be at an average.
Precipitation wise, a strip of lower precipitation amounts existed from West Kentucky and through Arkansas into Texas. The West Coast was very wet in the winter of 1995-1996, while the Northeast and portions of the Southeast were slightly above average in precipitation.

While details are impossible to figure out this far out, we will provide more data as we receive it. Look on the right sidebar and click '2011-2012 Winter Forecast' tag for all posts regarding that topic.

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