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NOAA announces 2021 US winter outlook

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Posted at 10:29 AM, Oct 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-21 11:08:14-04

Wondering what kind of winter we’ll have in Michigan this year?

The National Weather Service’s NOAA Climate Prediction Center announced the U.S. temperature and precipitation outlook for winter, extending from December 2021 through February 2022.

The announcement came during a virtual press conference Thursday morning.

NOAA experts say warmer than average conditions are likely across the Southern tier of the U.S. and much of the Eastern U.S. Small areas of the Great Lakes have equal chances for below-, near- or above-average temperatures, according to NOAA.

The Great Lakes areas have the greatest chance for wetter-than-average conditions this winter.

NOAA forecasters also discussed the ongoing drought in the western U.S. and announce the Drought Outlook for the season ahead.