Are You Ready For Snow? Here’s the 2022-23 Winter Forecast for Texas
Winter is revving up and getting ready to hit the state of Texas. But what do we have to look forward to?
The National Weather Service has put out its three-month outlook for the state of Texas, and it looks like La Niña still has a hold on our winter.
La Niña is the weather condition that causes the water of the eastern Pacific Ocean to be colder than normal, which usually causes the weather to be warm and dry in Texas.
So with that being said, the forecast is calling for, you guessed it, warmer and drier than normal for the winter months. This is the third consecutive winter in Texas influenced by La Niña, but we have seen some significant snowfall in February, which will probably happen again this coming February.
The forecast of warm and dry is not going to help the drought that has had a stranglehold on Texas since spring.
"Drought conditions are now present across approximately 59% of the country," said Jon Gottschalck, Chief of the Operational Prediction Branch at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, via a press release. "With the La Niña climate pattern still in place, drought conditions may also expand to the Gulf Coast."
National Weather Service meteorologists did not put out the snowfall predictions, but it is expected to be a snowy winter in the panhandle and parts of North Texas and not as snowy in our area and far West Texas. Snowfall predictions are primarily made just a week in advance.
As for me, I am a winter hater and proud of it, so any amount of winter is not appreciated by me, and the less snow and the less cold we have makes me happy.