Winter predictions: Warm, dry again
Wisconsinites can expect another warmer-and-drier winter than normal. That's the latest outlook for December through February from the national Climate Prediction Center.
An El Nino pattern was developing in the Pacific Ocean, carrying the prospects for a rougher winter in the Upper Midwest. Mike Halpert of the Climate Prediction Center said the El Nino suddenly came to a halt in September, but there's always a chance it can redevelop during the winter.