Weakening El Niño To Exert Little Influence — Following an overall mild December and most of January, the current chill over much of the U.S. will persist through early February, according to seasonal forecasters at the NOAA Climate Prediction Center. Below-normal temperatures are expected to dominate the central and eastern part of the country through early February with more moderate temperatures projected for the final weeks of the winter season. (Click here for the full CPC report.)
CPC is forecasting the current below normal pattern to persist for the next week to 10 days before a moderation in the second half of February. EC on the other hand is forecasting below normal temperatures right through February. Time will tell who's right.. but one thing's for sure, we're in for a frigid week here in Southern MB!