Possibly Warmer Winter?
By Hanna Aronovich in News on Oct 12, 2006 3:06PM
File this under “yay!,” but temperatures this winter may actually be slightly above normal – which is hopefully some consolation on this snowy, 30 degree day.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says rainfall in September was a half-inch above normal, and in Chicago and southern Illinois specifically, precipitation was also above normal. And, this leads the National Weather Service to forecast an increased chance of above-normal temperatures across Illinois this winter and blow-normal precipitation in the southern part of the state.
We don’t know much about meteorology or climate prediction, but warmer winter? Hard to believe today … but yay!