Seasonal Discussion

The Climate Prediction Center recently updated the spring forecast for the United States. While not much changed from the previous forecast, here is a breakdown of a few things to watch.

Drought

The drought will continue for parts of the Lower 48, but there is hope.

Drought Outlook // Source: Climate Prediction Center (www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/)

Seasonal Conditions

Here’ s a look at what to expect during the next month…

One-Month Temperature Outlook // Source: Climate Prediction Center (www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/)
One-Month Precipitation Outlook // Source: Climate Prediction Center (www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/)

Here’ s a look at what to expect two months out…

Three-Month Temperature Outlook // Source: Climate Prediction Center (www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/)
Three-Month Precipitation Outlook // Source: Climate Prediction Center (www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/)

El Nino / La Nina

Here is a look at sea surface temperatures…

Sea Surface Temperatures // Source: Climate Prediction Center (www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/)
Sea Surface Temperatures // Source: Climate Prediction Center (www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/)

Madden-Julian Oscillation

A quick update on the MJO is here: http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/MJO/mjoupdate.pdf

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