Running Above

Even with the cold of the past few days, temperatures for the month of December are running a few degrees above average.  Each of these cold days will bring that positive anomaly downward, but with only a few days left in the month,  December may still end up slightly above normal for temperatures in many areas.  Although it is rare of these types of cold snaps to last more than two weeks, and there are signs of a warmer period toward the end of next week, I still fee there will be more cold stretches than warm stretches in January and February.  What this means is that the winter of 2017-2018 is still projected to end up slightly below normal for temperatures.

Daryl Ritchison