While the 7 Day Outlook remains at or slightly below average, temperatures are now expected to warm in the 1-2 week timeframe which is consistent with a developing El Nino pattern. The official forecast for the 6-10 day timeframe (plotted today) from the Climate Prediction Center branch of NOAA shows high chances of above average temperatures from the Great Lakes states westward into the Intermountain West, including the area that was pounded by a winter storm this week!
As far as rainfall (or snowfall), with the stormtrack going into southern Canada, we are expecting a drier weather pattern over much of the continent which is a remarkable change from the pattern we’ve lived with for the past month. It appears a few storms may affect the Upper Great Lakes which would bring more rain to places like Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. -ES
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This post was written by Eric Sorensen on October 30, 2009