The last two El Nino events were winters 2006-2007 & 2009-2010.

El Nino – 2013 Winter Weather Forecast | Snow and Cold Prediction

NOAA issued a statement on August 27th  stating that “El Niño conditions are likely to develop during August or September 2012.”

El Nino is marked by unusually warm temperatures in the Pacific Ocean that can have a huge impact on winter weather across North America. La Nina, which is a cooling of Pacific Ocean, can also have a large impact on winter temperatures, snowstorms and high winds.  Scientist have already observed a transition to El Nino conditions that will effect both winter temperatures and snowfall across the united states for the 2012 -2013 winter season. The last two El Nino events were winters 2006-2007 & 2009-2010.  brings us a look at which parts of the US will experience cold temperatures and above average snow during the 2012/2013 winter. You can learn more about the effects El Nino has on winter weather including; What causes it? What makes it stop growing? What effects does it have? How long does it last? @

Winter Weather Snow Forecast by region within the United States

  • Cold and snowy for the Northeast.
  • Warm and Drier than average for California.
  • Average snowfall for Utah, Colorado, Idaho.
  • Icy and Wet for Most of the South.
  • Storms for the midwest.


Temperature  Prediction for 2012 -2013 Winter

Winter Temperature for 2012 – 2013 winter by region in the United States.

  • Slightly Above Average temperatures for California
  • Colder than Average temperatures for the Northeast
  • Average winter temperatures for most of the Pacific Northwest and Midwest


Here are some links to more winter weather forecast for 2013 including the farmers almanac’s prediction.

 Famers Almanac Winter Weather Outlook 2012 – 2013

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  1. What? says:

    A “strong” El Niño is not predicted for this winter. Rarely has a “strong” El Niño developed following two La Niña winters in a row, at least in the last century. Current forecasts are for nuetral ENSO conditions to mild El Niño conditions for this fall and early winter. It’s possible that La Niña conditions could return mid-winter which has happened following two La Niña winters in a row; ENSO operates on multi-year cycles. It’s not like flipping a switch to La Niña off, EL Niño on. Furthermore, El Niño/La Niña conditions are spawned in the equatorial Pacific, not the southern Pacific as you stated. Finally, many other factors are at play that can affect global weather including the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (currently in cold phase), Arctic Oscillation, and North Atlantic Oscillation to name a few, in addition to wildcards such as volcanic eruptions.

  2. Cupcake Ice Cream says:

    It’s so dumb when they stop the forecast at the canada border, as if whats going on up there isn’t part of what happens down here.

    Where do those midwest clippers come from? Narnia?

  3. farmers alamnac all day says:

    suk it noa

  4. matt says:

    All of these suck. I just like to ski, and I’m not going to stop doing my snow dance.

  5. Sowers says:

    It may or may not snow in the above areas. Let’s keep it at that and hope for good conditions this season.


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