National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA and NWS) are continually making long term temperature predictions based on ocean temperature trends. These maps show how predicted temps will compare to long term averages across the country.
While weather guys like Jason are skeptical about the accuracy of anything beyond 10 days out, we really like looking at this stuff.
What we’re seeing this year looks similar to last year in some ways. A moderately cold core to the winter, and a blowtorch in March. We know there’s nothing you can actually DO with this information, but it’s fun to post it and take a look at the end of the season to see how it turned out.