Elusive El Niño challenges NOAA’s 2012 U.S. Winter Outlook (NOAA, USA)

Elusive El Niño challenges NOAA’s 2012 U.S. Winter Outlook (NOAA, USA)

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19 October 2012
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The western half of the continental U.S. and central and northern Alaska could be in for a warmer-than-average winter, while most of Florida might be colder-than-normal December through February, according to NOAA’s annual Winter Outlook announced today from the agency’s new Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Md.

Forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center say a wavering El Niño, expected to have developed by now, makes this year’s winter outlook less certain than previous years. 

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