Episode 3 – Of El Niño and Winter Weather

Coming from a landscape and snow removal background, I got a lot of questions every year on what the prognosticators think we will get for snowfall and temperatures this winter. Well, we went to the expert.

Having a degree in meteorology, experience working at KARE 11 and now as the owner of WeathermanWatson.com, we welcome meteorologist Frank Watson to the Podcast. Understanding the Property Management industry, Frank has a lot of great incite into how winter weather predictions are made, what we can expect this winter, how changes in climate are affecting the Upper Midwest and how to interpret National Weather Service as we get closer to winter.

Enjoy!!!

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National Weather Service – long range predictions

  • A = Chance for above normal weather/precip
  • EC = Equal chances of normal weather/precip
  • B = Chances of below normal weather/precip

Precipitation

The animation below was created with a compilation of the Climate Prediction Center’s long range precipitation forecasts beginning with Aug/Sept/Oct 2015 and ending with Mar/Apr/May 2016. El Niño affects the forecast bringing equal to slightly below normal precipitation (snow) to the Upper Midwest and a wet winter in the southern states.

2015:16 precip gif

Temperature

The animation below was created with a compilation of the Climate Prediction Center’s long range temperature forecasts beginning with Aug/Sept/Oct 2015 and ending with Mar/Apr/May 2016. El Niño affects the forecast bringing above normal temperatures to the Upper Midwest and a colder winter in the southern states.

2015:16 temp gif

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