Winter 2016/2017 Weather Outlook
In late October, forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said that the La Nina is expected to influence winter conditions this year. La Nina typically favors drier, warmer winters in the southern U.S. and wetter, cooler conditions in the northern U.S. If La Nina conditions materialize, forecasters say it should be weak and potentially short-lived. Thus far this heating season, cold weather has failed to materialize. October was much warmer than normal across much of the country and November has also started out very mild.