El Nino: Wetter Than Average Winter for Southeast

With the upcoming winter, many know that El Nino will play a role in what kind of winter we will have. According to NOAA’s latest seasonal outlook for Dec-Jan-Feb, we can expect wetter and stormier conditions thann usual.

Therefore, if you want a snowy and active winter, you need this moisture source. So this is 50% winning. The other 50% is the cold air, and fortunately for us, chances are equal or leaning near normal temps. Normal temps for the winter time are cold enough for freezing rain, sleet, and snow. At least this winter does not feature the oragne/red Above for our area like it has for many previous winters.

Is this a sign? It could be. Either for snow or lots of cold rain. Either one is one the table according to this latest seasonal outlook from NOAA.

We will start making some maps and winter products so be sure to check back!

Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!