Winter Really is Coming…Prepare Now

It’s almost time to pull out your warm, waterproof winter coats because Georgia is forecast to have an especially cold and wet winter this year. The only Georgians welcoming the latest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s winter weather outlook is kids, since they might receive an extra snow day or two. Young or old, everyone should be informed and prepared for the winter weather conditions they could see in the months ahead.Winter Weather Outlook

According to NOAA, this year’s El Niño — when sea-surface temperatures in a specifically-measured area of the Pacific Ocean are warmer than normal which can result in a more active southern branch of the jet stream — is among the strongest on record. As a result, wetter-than-average conditions are likely in Georgia along with below-average temperatures. Much of Georgia got a sneak preview of what could be in store during early November when rain fell for 10 consecutive days. But El Niño is not the only factor in Georgia’s winter weather. According to the Peachtree City office of the National Weather Service, cold air outbreaks and winter storms are likely, but it’s too soon to say how frequent and intense they may be.

Whether this winter turns out to be one for the record books remains to be seen, but preparing for the worst is always a safe bet. Ready Georgia has all the information you need to prepare, and our mobile app will alert you when winter weather threatens. On this last day of Winter Weather Preparedness Week, take at least one step to get ready. Winter is coming…

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  1. nhà thép tiền chế
    nhà thép tiền chế says:

    But El Niño is not the only factor in Georgia’s winter weather. According to the Peachtree City office of the National Weather Service, cold air outbreaks and winter storms are likely, but it’s too soon to say how frequent and intense they may be. Tks!

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