Winter 2019-20 Will Likely Be Warmer Than Average in Southern U.S. & Colder Than Average in Parts of Northern Tier

A warmer winter is in store for much of the southern U.S., while the northern tier of the country shivers, our new winter outlook shows. In addition, NOAA’s winter outlook indicates that parts of the flood-weary Northern Plains and Midwest may see a wetter-than-average December through February.

Winter temperatures will likely be near to warmer than average for much of the southern U.S., but parts of the northern tier won’t be so lucky. Temperatures there are projected to be near to slightly below average.