Winter 2015-16 Outlook: Weather.com Predicts Colder South and East Coast
By Weather.com // September 21, 2015
(WEATHER.COM) – A colder than average winter may be on the horizon for portions of the Southwest, Southern Plains, Southeast and East Coast, according to a December 2015-February 2016 temperature outlook released by The Weather Channel Professional Division on Friday.
Warmer-than-average temperatures are expected from the West Coast, the Northwest in particular, eastward into the Upper Midwest and interior sections of the Northeast.
The best chance for cold conditions in the East will come later in the winter.
El Niño is expected to play a large role in temperatures this winter, but strong blocking of the upper-level pattern over the north Atlantic Ocean that began this summer may also play an important role this winter.