Extended Outlook Shows Warm & Dry in West; Cooler Elsewhere

Jessica Wong

The latest 6-10 day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center. Image: NOAA In the latest 6-10 day outlook from the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center, below normal temperatures will likely take root over large parts of the central and eastern U.S. while the west will likely see above normal […]

The latest 6-10 day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center. Image: NOAA

In the latest 6-10 day outlook from the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center, below normal temperatures will likely take root over large parts of the central and eastern U.S. while the west will likely see above normal temperatures. Much of the country will also see below normal precipitation through this period.

In the 6-10 day temperature probability outlook, an area stretching from Texas north to Iowa and south and east to Louisiana will likely see below normal temperatures during this period, with a 90% chance of such below normal conditions. Meanwhile, the western states, especially central Oregon and northwestern Nevada, should see above normal temperatures. Northern New England and southern Florida should also see temperatures above normal during this period.

The latest Drought Monitor map shows areas of exceptional drought expanding across the western United States.  Image: weatherboy.com
The latest Drought Monitor map shows areas of exceptional drought expanding across the western United States. Image: weatherboy.com

When it comes to precipitation, the nation won’t be too wet. With the exception of northern New England, Florida, and portions of eastern new Mexico and western Texas, odds favor that much of the country will be dry or more dry than normal during the outlook period.

Unfortunately for persistent drought in large parts of the western states, the 6-10 day outlook doesn’t show any signs of relief. With no above normal precipitation expected, areas of severe, extreme, and exceptional drought are all likely to expand as the calendar heads deeper into April.

 

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