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Another winter of wild weather extremes appears to be in store for the USA,Converse pas cher.

The Pacific Northwest should see a wetter,tods chaussures, colder winter than average while most of the Sun Belt stays mild and dry,tods chaussures, federal scientists announced in their winter forecast Thursday,tods chaussures pas cher.

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The dominant climate factor expected to affect the USA this winter is La Ni a periodic cooling of tropical Pacific Ocean water that affects weather patterns across the USA and around the world,tods Femme.

“La Ni is in place and will strengthen and persist through the winter months,chaussures puma, giving us a better understanding of what to expect between December and February,chaussures pas cher,” said Mike Halpert,tods, deputy director of the Climate Prediction Center,tods pas cher.

The center’s forecast covers the months of December,chaussures pas cher, January and February, known as meteorological winter.

In the Pacific states and interior Northwest,tods pas cher, the cold,puma chaussure homme, wet winter will help replenish water resources and winter recreation,tods pas cher, the climate center forecast,tods soldes, but also could lead to greater flooding and avalanche concerns,tod’s sac.

The wintry forecast in the Northwest is great news for ski resorts there,puma pas cher. “We couldn’t be happier with the forecast,tod’s femme,” said Holly Lippert,Timberland pas cher, communications manager for the Summit at Snoqualmie ski resort in Washington state. The resort picks up 36 feet of snow in an average winter, she said. During the last La Ni winter there, in 2007-08, Snoqualmie received almost 50 feet, Lippert said.

Skimpy precipitation and unusual warmth for most of the southern USA could worsen droughts and spark wildfires from Southern California to Florida. Drought Monitor, a federal website. In Alabama, 96.7% of the state is enduring severe to extreme drought. The same is true for 91.2% of Mississippi and 82.9% of Louisiana.

Other potential trouble spots are the northern Plains and the Ohio and Tennessee valleys,La Nina forecast to drive winter extremes, which could see more storms and flooding.

The outlook does not forecast where and when snowstorms may hit or estimate total seasonal snowfall accumulations. Snow forecasts depend on winter storms, which usually can’t be predicted more than a few days in advance, Halpert said.

However, the Mid-Atlantic region isn’t likely to see a repeat of last winter’s colossal snow totals, Halpert said, because the main winter storm track appears to be closer to the Ohio Valley region. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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