New long range outlooks indicate warm 2017 ahead, drier than normal February

The monthly Climate Prediction Center long range outlooks were issued Thursday, and they indicate February will be warmer and drier than normal across most of Texas. Outlooks beyond February continue the warm trend, but suggest even odds for wetter, or drier than normal weather through spring and the rest of the year. All of the outlooks are below, along with the CPC outlook discussion. PROGNOSTIC DISCUSSION FOR LONG-LEAD SEASONAL OUTLOOKS NWS CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD 830 AM EST THU JAN 19 2017 SUMMARY OF THE OUTLOOK FOR NON-TECHNICAL USERS WEAK LA NINA CONDITIONS CONTINUE ACROSS THE EQUATORIAL PACIFIC…