Climate Prediction Center Releases Three Month Outlook - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Climate Prediction Center Releases Three Month Outlook

Well it's April 18th and we are once again waking up to chilly temperatures in the 30s. Two days ago we recorded trace amounts of snow and sleet, and literally two days before that temperatures were in the 80s. It's been quite the roller coaster ride this spring and we all know the winter was rough.

We are just 13 days away from the start of May and nearly 35 days away from the unofficial start to summer (Memorial Day Weekend).  Everyone will soon be flocking to the beaches, but will it be warm enough for those beach-goers? According to the Climate Prediction Center (CPC), the short answer is most likely, yes!

The CPC has issued their three month outlook which includes May, June, and July. The attached image indicates that there is a high probability (50%) of above average temperatures for the southern states and most of the west coast, while there's about a 30% - 40% chance of above average temperatures up and down the east coast, which of course includes Delmarva.

This is a good sign of what could be a nice pattern change as we head into summer. For the last several months, most of the CPC outlooks have predicted cold across the east, so this is a big change. This does not mean that there won't be some cool days that are below average, it just means that on average, temperatures will be warmer than normal for the next three months.

Get ready to pack away those winter clothes, but keep a sweatshirt handy just in case.

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