New fall, winter outlooks say dry, warm seasons ahead

Though no La Niña pattern is forecast to develop this winter, the new Climate Prediction Center outlooks for rainfall and temperatures look a lot like what we expect during La Niña autumns and winters. As you can see in the outlooks below, Texas is forecast to be warmer and drier than normal from this fall through next spring. The technical discussion for the forecasts is below.     PROGNOSTIC DISCUSSION FOR LONG-LEAD SEASONAL OUTLOOKS NWS CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD 830 AM EDT THU SEP 15 2016 SUMMARY OF THE OUTLOOK FOR NON-TECHNICAL USERS THE CURRENT OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC…