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Winter climate outlook shows classic La Niña pattern

The latest climate outlooks for November and for the November through January period show a classic La Niña signal across the Southeast, with warmer than normal temperatures across the region but most likely along the southern coast, and drier than normal conditions also expected as the subtropical jet moves north into the Ohio River Valley. That does not mean that we will not see any cold or wet days, and perhaps even some snow, just that it is less likely this year because of the cold equatorial Pacific Ocean surface water.  This pattern is expected to last through spring before neutral conditions return and the climate becomes less predictable.