La Nina is here but it’s on the weaker side as of September. What is La Nina? It is a cooling of the water in the equatorial Pacific that occurs at irregular intervals and is associated with widespread changes in weather patterns complementary to those of El Niño, but less extensive and damaging in their effects.
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This weak La Nina winter will bring near normal temperatures to the region. We expect less chances for snow this season, and slightly below average total snow this winter in North Carolina. Precipitation will be slightly below normal for much of the Winter in Tar Heel Country. http://thewinterforecast.com/north-carolina-winter-forecast-2016-17-la-nina-arrives/
Now, just to show you how different forecasts can be, take a look at the Farmer’s Almanac below. I’m still trying to figure out exactly what it means. I guess “penetrating cold and very wet,” means a greater chance for snow/ice? Hmm. Your guess is as good as mine.
Here is AccuWeather’s forecast:
Here’s another guy’s forecast that’s usually a fairly good forecaster…
The Old Farmer’s Almanac says this:
Region 4, which is in the Southeast Region and includes portions of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, is predicted to have a winter that is warmer than normal with near to below-average snowfall and other precipitation for winter 2016-2017.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/3421319/old-farmers-almanac-publishes-2016-2017-winter-weather-predictions/#DyOjdmf9GzPGTzuz.99
So, you know what? Your guess is as good as mine! I hope you enjoyed the early look at Winter! Pray for us as we (Dale Jennings, Kandace, Clara and myself) head out to the Philippines that we may share the love of Christ and see many lives changed and impacted for Jesus!