New Climate Outlook


by Ryan Overton

 The new climate outlooks are out! While they are of course not 100% accurate it seems to go with the pattern we are having. An above normal summer (warmer than average) and now turning to a cooler than normal fall and start of winter. Yes it looks as though the cold weather could come earlier this year based on the National Weather Service's outlook.



The image above is the three month temperature outlooks for the United States. You can see above average from Texas to California all the way up to Idaho. The east coast and the upper Midwest looks to be above average too. Now how it works here in Alaska it looks like there is a 33% chance that it is warmer than average from the Brooks Range, north. However, here in the Anchorage area we have about a 40% chance about being below average for our temperatures between October and December.


Now these are only predictions so of course we could get 30 days normal, 45 below normal and 15 days above average as far as temperatures and these would be accurate maps. I guess we will see once October hits!

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