Welcome Ms. Winter?

Submitted by ub on Thu, 11/17/2016 - 08:28

Wow, it's Winter already? The winter storms of the season will be arriving across the US, with portions of the Rockies, north-central states, Great Lakes and then the Northeast corridor expecting about a foot.

The snowfall may create travel problems for motorists and fliers eager to make an early Thanksgiving getaway.

These storms will also bring in colder air, which is expected to spread across much of the central and the eastern USA before the weekend.

The weather forecast brings an abrupt end to what's been the least snowy November in the past decade across the country.

Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued the U.S. Winter Outlook, saying that La Nina, aka, The Girl is expected to influence winter conditions this year. The Climate Prediction Center issued a La Nina watch this month, predicting the climate phenomenon is likely to develop in late fall or early winter.

La Nina favors drier, warmer winters in the southern U.S and wetter, cooler conditions in the northern US. If La Nina conditions materialize, forecasters say it should be weak and potentially short-lived.