User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


30° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

NOAA's First Winter Outlook Released

October 19, 2012, 10:16 PM by Ben Cathey

NOAA's First Winter Outlook Released

Despite the rain many have picked up this week, it could be another slow winter. The Climate Prediction's Center's first outlook places KELOLAND in slightly warmer and slightly drier regions. 

The El Nino pattern we've touched on many times has been sluggish to develop. That means parts of the Pacific Ocean aren't warming very fast. Either way, the wind patterns influenced by El Nino would keep us on the drier side early in the winter. 

Since 1950, we've had 21 winters with this pattern. Below normal snow totals occurred during eleven of these years, while nine years produced above normal snow.   

The driest area looks to be Minnesota at this time. 

This outlooks runs through January and this is where our official prediction meshes well. We think much of the snowfall accumulation and moisture will come after the New Year.

The winter chill might be kept at bay for a while longer. The warmest zones look to be the central Rockies.

The same thing happened last year. KELOLAND is on the outer edge of the warm band. Many factors will determine how winter will feel, especially by the intensity of Arctic winds. 

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View weather

You may also like

An Update On Snow Totals

3/23/2015 6:19 PM

Snow fell in northeast KELOLAND over the weekend.  The amounts ranged from an inch in Ipswich to as much as 4 inches in Milbank.

Full Story | Watch
Oklahoma In State Of Emergency Following Tornadoes

3/26/2015 6:11 PM

Oklahoma is under a state of emergency after at 8 least tornadoes touched down Wednesday night.

Full Story | Watch
March Weather Now Vs. March Weather 2012

3/21/2015 10:07 PM

While we've set records and have had near record highs, we're still not as warm as what we had in 2012.

Full Story | Watch
Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

3/22/2015 4:26 PM

It has been another day of with a wide range of weather in KELOLAND.

Full Story
Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

3/22/2015 6:11 AM

Most snow accumulation will be less than 1"

Full Story


Events