Temperatures to spring above normal come April

Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, says the Northeast Region will have above normal temperatures in April, May and June.

Spaccio says:

“The entire Northeast Region has increased chances of above normal temperatures during these months. New England has the highest probability with a 60 to 70 percent chance of warmer than normal temperatures.

“The Northeast has equal chances for above or below normal precipitation, indicating that near-normal amounts are expected. These outlooks are based on El Niño, which is weakening but still currently strong, dynamical models, and long-term trends.”

Media Note: Graphics explaining April, May and June’s outlooks by the NOAA, Climate Prediction Center, along with a chart showing average temperatures and precipitation at 35 major airport climate sites in the Northeast can be downloaded at, https://cornell.box.com/Spring2016.

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