‘Wetter-Than-Average’ Winter Predicted For New York
More weather experts are predicting a "wetter-than-average" winter for the Hudson Valley.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently issued its annual winter outlook for temperature, precipitation and drought for the United States.
"Wetter-than-average conditions" are predicted for parts of New York State, including the Hudson Valley.
“Without either El Nino or La Nina conditions, short-term climate patterns like the Arctic Oscillation will drive winter weather and could result in large swings in temperature and precipitation,” Mike Halpert, deputy director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said.
Temperatures are expected to be above average for most of the country, including the northeast, according to the NOAA.
Last week, Hudson Valley Weather released its "Preliminary Winter Outlook," and it brought good news if you like snow but bad news if you dread snow.
Hudson Valley Weather is predicting snowfall will be "average to slightly above average" this winter. But, compared to last winter we should see a lot more snow.
AccuWeather and The Farmers' Almanac both previously predicted the Hudson Valley and Tri-State area will see lots of snow and cold this winter.