October 20, 2016

Last year's strong El Niño event defied expectations that it would bust California's long-running drought. Will this year's weak La Niña bring its typical warmth and dryness to the U.S. southern tier?

October 15, 2014

(Video) The Climate Prediction Center's outlook for December through February gives California a 2-in-3 chance of receiving normal precipitation or better. Cool, wet conditions are favored in some southern regions, while warm weather is favored to the west, including Alaska and Hawaii.

November 20, 2013

(VIDEO) Without a strong influence from El Niño or La Niña, the U.S. winter climate is less predictable. Based on recent trends, however, drought is likely to develop in the Southwest and Southeast over the 2013-14 winter.

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.

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.