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National Weather Service Releases Winter Outlook

Posted: Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 6:25 am


The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center has issued their outlook for the upcoming winter. According to their long term forecast, southeast Iowa has a 33 percent chance of higher than average temperatures from December to February. Additionally, the center reports equal chances of above average, below average, or average precipitation in the region as well. According to 30 year climate data from 1981-2010, the average amount of snow in southeast Iowa typically ranges from 26-30 inches annual, with typical daytime high temperatures in those months in the low-to-mid 30s.