Prepare for an unpredictable winter
October 21, 2011
Today's Grand Island Independent
carries a story about the latest winter weather outlook from NOAA, which suggests that it's going to be an unpredictable winter season
in the Plains, with dry and warm conditions to the south and cold and wet conditions to the north. The resulting tug-of-war between weather patterns will probably make for a widely variable season for those of us in the middle. In a particularly worrisome turn, though, the forecast says that "Spring flooding could be a concern"
for the northern plains. After the epic Missouri River flooding of 2011, we really don't need any more of that.
last revised October 2011