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NOAA Predicting Warmer Than Average Winter in Much of US

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting warmer than average temperatures for much of the US this winter, including the northeast.

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released its Winter Outlook Thursday, and said above average temperatures are likely across the northern and western US, Alaska, and Hawaii. Connecticut has between a 33 and 50 percent chance for higher than average temperatures, depending on what part of the state.

It looks to be a mild winter in terms of temperatures - no part of the US is expected to see below-average temperatures.

There is also a 70 to 75 percent chance if seeing El Nino, a weather phenomenon that can lead to a wetter than average winter season in the South, and drier conditions in parts of the north.

For the current forecast, click here.

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