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Winter Outlook Doesn’t Look Good for Snow in Texas

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Winter Outlook Doesn’t Look Good for Snow in Texas
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    File photo.

    It’s looking like this winter will pick up where the last two left off: mild.

    The Winter Weather Outlook was released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Unfortunately for snow-lovers, our chances don’t look so good here in North Texas.

    2017-18 Winter Outlook map for precipitation.
    Photo credit: NOAA

    Along with warmer than normal temperatures, precipitation is expected to be below normal.

    Much of this forecast correlates to a redeveloping La Niña pattern, which typically starts showing signs in late fall. While a couple Arctic intrusions could make it down to Texas, they are likely to be short-lived with the cold air quickly retreating north after a day or two.

    2017-18 Winter Outlook map for temperature.
    Photo credit: NOAA

    An update to NOAA’s prediction will come out Nov. 16, so stay tuned (especially if you’re hoping the forecast changes to give us a better chance of snow).

    Online:NOAA Winter Weather Outlook