Saturday, September 8, 2012

Official 2012-2013 Winter Forecast: Northwest

There is only one color on this winter's forecast for the Northwest, and that is red. The ridge typically present over the Northwest in El Nino's should strike again and bring the region warmer than normal conditions. because the sub-tropical jet stream will take over much of the work as far as storm track goes, the Northwest will get a break and be warmer than normal in the absence of cooler air being dragged onshore.

A similar story plays out in the precipitation forecast, with a dry winter ahead. As described above, the storm track will be redirected south, and this will easily hamper hopes for a wet winter. A ridge will be in place over the Northwest, helping to disarm any potential precipitation systems.


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