Which Parts Of U.S. Will See More Drought Or More Rain/Snow This Winter?

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November 17, 2016

The National Weather Service has released their national forecast for the next few months, focusing on which areas of the U.S. will continue to see drought conditions through mid-February and which areas will see more precipitation than usual.

According to the NWS, much of the southern U.S. and the Northeastern U.S. have been experiencing a drought, especially because of a La Niña weather condition that has moved in. But much of the northern U.S. will see better than average precipitation throughout the winter.

NWS forecasts that parts of the Northwest, northern California, and upstate New York that have been experiencing severe dryness will see much relief. And people in the Great Lakes region and Ohio Valley can expect more snow and ice than usual. In contrast, the southern third of the U.S. not only will experience persistent drought but a warmer-than-average winter.

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