, °F

Mis ubicaciones recientes

AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Joe Bastardi Releases 2007-08 Winter Season Forecast

October 23, 2007; 6:11 AM
Share |

A Welcome Warm Winter for Most of the U.S. Could Worsen Drought Conditions in the South

(State College, PA - October 23, 2007) - AccuWeather.com Chief Long-Range Forecaster Joe Bastardi has issued his 2007-08 Winter Season Forecast addressing issues of average temperature and precipitation impacting the nation. His forecast called for "heart" of the winter to be very warm across much of the U.S., with only the northwest receiving average or above average cold and snow. However, warm weather combined with below average precipitation could be problematic for the drought-stricken southern states.

"November into December and March and April will be closest to what we consider winter weather, with the chance of cold and snowy conditions, but once we're into the heart of winter, from mid and late December into February, we may see one of the top ten warmest winters ever recorded for the southeastern U.S. The core of the warm weather will be centered over the Tennessee Valley and the Carolinas," Bastardi said.

Bastardi noted that while this winter may be economically friendly for most fuel-purchasing consumers, it could spell trouble for the southeast, already in the midst of a dire drought. "We will know in the next three to four weeks whether a storm from the tropics might arrive to help the southeast drought situation. If that doesn't materialize, those states are looking at a very dry winter, with precipitation amounts less than half of normal in some areas."

AccuWeather.com believes that the combination of what may be a top-five La Niña event combined with a cycle of warming water temperatures in the Atlantic are the key signals to the coming winter season. "Those factors (La Niña and warm water cycles) will be running the show," said Bastardi. "In what is climatologically the coldest part of the season - January and early February - many locations in the East will be at their warmest, relative to normal."

Bastardi forecasts that the 2007-08 winter may be as warm as the winters of 1998-99 and 2001-02, both warmer-than-average seasons. Bastardi said, "More than 75 percent of the days this winter may have temperatures above normal in most of the nation, southeast of a line that runs from the Great Lakes to the Southwest. Only the Pacific Northwest should experience cooler-than-normal temperatures."

The complete AccuWeather.com Winter Season forecast complete with more specific details and frequent weekly updates is available to Joe Bastardi's Energy Pro™ and Private Clients.

To learn more about the 2007-08 Winter Forecast or to receive larger versions of associated images and maps, please contact Justin Roberti.

About AccuWeather.com

AccuWeather, The World's Weather Authority®, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 110 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, in print and on digital signage. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content onto more than 20,000 third-party Internet sites, including CNN Interactive, ABC's owned and operated stations, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.

  • AccuWeather Adopts Remote Village in Puerto Rico, Set to Deliver Life-Saving Aid to Victims Hard Hit by Hurricanes

    10/14/2017 10:05:24 AM

    AccuWeather, the largest and fastest-growing source of weather forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy, has announced it is responding to the extraordinary 2017 hurricane season, with a companywide effort to help victims impacted by Hurricane Maria. The company has made arrangements to adopt the town of Patillas, Puerto Rico, a remote village located in the southern part of the island, as a focus for AccuWeather’s “Rays of Hope” community service initiative.

  • Barry Lee Myers nominated by White House to become NOAA Administrator

    10/12/2017 12:14:20 PM

    AccuWeather is pleased to announce that Barry Lee Myers, Chief Executive Officer and member of the AccuWeather Board of Directors, has been listed by President Trump, in an intent to nominate announcement, to serve as Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

  • AccuWeather Exceeds Record Milestone in Big Data Demand, Answering More than 30 Billion Requests Daily

    10/3/2017 2:14:04 PM

    AccuWeather, the world’s largest and fastest growing source of weather forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy as well as the global leader in digital media and big data, today announced a new data milestone of exceeding 30 billion data requests daily, demonstrating that a growing number of people and businesses around the world trust and rely on AccuWeather to save lives, reduce bodily harm, protect property and help them get more from their day.

  • AccuWeather Marks 55 Years of Saving Lives, Protecting Property with Unique Blend of Solid Science, Creativity

    9/29/2017 10:02:35 AM

    AccuWeather, the largest and fastest growing source of weather forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy worldwide and the global leader of digital media and big data, today announced it is celebrating 55 years of innovation and contributions to the advancement of commercial meteorology. The company held an anniversary celebration at its Global Weather Center headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania Thursday, which included the participation of elected officials, business leaders, members of the meteorological community, AccuWeather staff, and other distinguished guests.

  • AccuWeather Scores with First-Ever NFL Quarter-by-Quarter Forecasts

    9/28/2017 1:22:46 PM

    Extreme football fans, take note. AccuWeather, the world’s largest and fastest growing source of weather forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy, as well as the global leader in digital media and big data, today announced it is kicking the pro and college football seasons into high gear by introducing the first-ever quarter-by-quarter football forecasts to be published weekly in the news menu section of its AccuWeather.com website.

  • AccuWeather and Federal Signal Corporation Create New Technology Licensing Agreement

    9/14/2017 12:55:41 PM

    AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) has signed a patent licensing agreement that gives Federal Signal the right to use nine (9) of AccuWeather’s unique technology patents. AccuWeather has developed exclusive patented technologies to provide map-based weather alerting and polygon activation technologies through Federal Signal’s CommanderOne platform. The integration enhances community safety by providing real-time NOAA weather alerts to Federal Signal’s CommanderOne platform throughout the United States and Canada.

  • Largest, Most Comprehensive Forecast Study Confirms AccuWeather's Superior Accuracy with #1 Ranking

    9/5/2017 1:20:22 PM

    In the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of forecast accuracy, AccuWeather was overwhelmingly confirmed as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the U.S. and everywhere in the world. The independent analysis of 30 million weather forecasts by industry tracker ForecastWatch concluded that AccuWeather had the highest level of forecast accuracy in forecasts of temperature, precipitation and wind.

  • AccuWeather iOS App Updated

    8/23/2017 3:59:03 PM

    AccuWeather is dedicated to providing the best weather forecasts available with Superior Accuracy in a way that is seamless and secure. We are pleased to launch this update to address issues surrounding the Reveal Mobile SDK, which has now been removed.

  • AccuWeather and Reveal Mobile Joint Statement About iOS App

    8/22/2017 5:33:33 PM

    Despite stories to the contrary from sources not connected to the actual information, if a user opts out of location tracking on AccuWeather, no GPS coordinates are collected or passed without further opt-in permission from the user. Other data, such as Wi-Fi network information that is not user information, was for a short period available on the Reveal SDK, but was unused by AccuWeather. In fact, AccuWeather was unaware the data was available to it. Accordingly, at no point was the data used by AccuWeather for any purpose. AccuWeather and Reveal Mobile are committed to following the standards and best practices of the industry. We also recognize this is a quickly evolving field and what is best practice one day may change the next. Accordingly, we work to update our practices regularly.