A Dry, Mild Start To 2012

Despite a few showers today, the outlook for the end of 2011, and the beginning of 2012 is for dry, mild weather.  Take a look at the 8-14 day outlook for temperature and precipitation valid through January 9, 2012:

 These forecast maps show no sign of any arctic intrusions through the first several days of January.  In fact, much of the United States will have above average temperatures.  Our part of the nation looks pretty dry too.

So far, this young winter has been the milder and less snowy across much of the nation compared to last winter.  Look at a map of this year’s snow cover on Christmas day (top) compared to Christmas 2010 (bottom):

You know something is crazy when Midland, Texas has had more snow this winter than Chicago and Cleveland.

Rick

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One Response

  1. Will we see snow this winter in OKC?

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