March 25, 2010

We can have record-setting blizzards and global warming at the same time. NOAA scientists explain climate variability, how it influenced our weather this winter, and how it differs from climate change.

October 25, 2016

What are NOAA's predictions for this possible La Niña winter of 2016-17, and how did its predictions for last winter fare during the strong El Niño? Guest blogger Mike Halpert gives us the lowdown.

October 20, 2015

How have past El Niños affected U.S. winter temperature and precipitation, and what are NOAA's predictions for this strong El Niño winter of 2015-16? Guest blogger Mike Halpert gives us the scoop.

March 16, 2015

Mike Halpert from the Climate Prediction Center grades the winter forecast. Temperature outlooks fared quite well, but precipitation forecasts were not that great. The mediocre precipitation scores were partly because forecasts were counting on tropical atmospheric responses to El Niño, which didn’t emerge until late in the season.

November 20, 2014

After some very cold weather this month, folks are likely wondering if the early chill is a harbinger of things to come this winter. "Not necessarily," explains Mike Halpert of NOAA's Climate Prediction Center in this week's ENSO blog post.

June 12, 2014

How does El Niño affect U.S. winter temperature and precipitation?