New 3-month outlooks are drier, warmer than normal

The Climate Prediction Center is releasing its three-month outlook for temperatures and precipitation for October to December, 2017. It comes in the wake of the announcement of a La Niña Watch last week: we have up to a 60% chance of La Niña development either this fall or winter. In Central Texas, warmer and drier than normal conditions are most prevalent in the winter during La Niña years. Even during 2016’s weak La Niña, we had our warmest winter ever. The news this time around is unsurprising: we are again expected to have a warmer and drier than normal winter. [caption id=”attachment_549102″…