La Niña will affect New York and at least 10 nearby states with heavy snowfall and cold
In various parts of the state of New York, the winter of 2022-2023 will not be very different from the past periodbut in others the La Niña phenomenon will cause lower temperatures and heavy snowfall is expected.
This is revealed by the first forecasts of the federal Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont would be the most affected states.
The La Niña phenomenon also determined the behavior of the climate in the winter of 2021-2022.
In New York, the Big Apple could have a climate similar to that of the past periodalthough it is still “too early” to determine the behavior of the climate, since the data tend to change as winter approaches.
While, the Syracuse area would be one of the most affectedaccording to state climatologist Mark Wysocki.
“I think it’s going to be a winter of extremes,” Wysocki told the Syracuse portal. “When you have enough of these events to occur over the winter, they will average out on their own.”
Also a professor in Cornell University’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences, prolonged periods of weather 10 to 15 degrees below normal, alternating with periods of 10 to 15 degrees above normal, could be expected.
“That saw pattern could mean a heavy snowfall with lake effect followed by rapid melting, which could wreak havoc on the winter recreational sports season and cause flooding.
New Jersey could also see a similar climate to that of the 2021-2022 period.
The expert added that the climate change will be irregular, going from very cold periods to others with warm or warm temperaturesbut he was surprised to see him at this time.
“It is very unusual for us to see this at this time… This is something we normally see in late December and January,” he said.
On the other hand, towards the end of December and during January and February of 2023, fluctuating temperatures will determine the amount of precipitation in the form of rain, snow or ice, although more of the latter is expected than usual.
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