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Sunday, December 19, 2010

NWS National Weather Outlook For January 2011

The following images are the National Weather Service's outlook across continental America for the first month of the new year 2011.

There's a good probability of above-average temperatures over the Big Bend and southwestern areas of Texas- with below-average temperatures over Minnesota and Wisconsin- as well as along the Pacific coast.

Precipitation could be above-average across about the northwestern quarter of the U.S. as well as from the eastern Tennesee and Ohio Valleys into the Northeast.

Below average precip is possible over Florida and parts of the Southeast- and from Kansas- Oklahoma and Texas westward into Southern California.

Across the Central States- temperatures are indicated to be near average over most of the region- with the exception of southwestern Kansas and over about the western half of Oklahoma where there's a chance temperatures will be slightly above average.

Precipitation appears to be slightly below average over the western 3/4 of Kansas and much of Oklahoma and near-average elsewhere.

In Metro Kansas City- it looks like there's an even chance of temperatures and precipitation being about average in January  2011.

Note that weather forecast models are indicating a winter storm in the Central States- and Metro Kansas City- in the days before Christmas and another storm possible right before New Year's.

CSW will update this possible weather scenario over the next 2 days.

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