February - April 2011 Climate Outlooks

 February 2011 Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Climate Outlooks

(The focus here is on the Midwest)

Temperature:

The chances for colder than normal temperature exists across North Dakota, northeast South Dakota, the northeast half of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan. Enhanced chances /greater than 40%/ exist over northeast North Dakota, northern Minnesota, much of Wisconsin, and all of Michigan into adjacent parts of northern Indiana and northeast Illinois. Above normal temperature is forecast across the southeast two thirds of Colorado, the southwest three quarters of Kansas and far southwest Missouri.

temperature outlook for February 2011

Precipitation:

Above–normal precipitation is expected for much of Wyoming, portions of the Northern Plains including northwest South Dakota, all of North Dakota and northern Minnesota with above normal precipitation extending through Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and southeast Missouri. Enhance chances /greater than 40%/ extend from Michigan southwest through the southeast two thirds of Illinois, Indiana, much of Kentucky, and southeast Missouri. Below normal precipitation is forecast for much of Colorado, southwest Nebraska and the west half of Kansas. Enhanced chances /greater than 40%/ extend from western Kansas through the southeast third of Colorado. 

precipitation outlook for february 2011

 


 February - April 2011 Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Climate Outlooks

Temperature:

The chances for colder than normal temperatures are anticipated over the northern Plains into the northern Rockies from northern Lower Michigan, west across Wisconsin, northern Iowa, the Dakotas, and northern Wyoming. Enhanced chances /greater than 40%/ exist from northern Minnesota across North Dakota. Warmer than normal temperatures are forecast for far western Kentucky, across southern Missouri, the southwest two thirds of Kansas, and much of Colorado. Enhanced chances /greater than 40%/ are indicated over far southern Colorado.

temperature outlook for February 2011

Precipitation:

The best chances for wetter than normal conditions will be over much of North Dakota, northwest South Dakota, into the northwest half of Wyoming. Another area of wetter than normal conditions is forecast across Lower Michigan, through Indiana, much of Kentucky, Illinois, and far eastern Missouri. Enhanced chances /greater than 40%/ for wetter than normal conditions area forecast for the southeast half of Lower Michigan, through Indiana, far eastern Illinois and the north edge of Kentucky. Drier than normal conditions are forecast for southwest Iowa, through Nebraska and Kansas. Enhanced chances /greater than 40%/ for drier than normal conditions are forecast across southwest Kansas.

precipitation outlook for february 2011


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