Mr. G breaks down NOAA’s winter outlook

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, or NOAA, published its annual outlook for this upcoming winter season.

For New York, NOAA predicts there is a slight chance for it to be warmer and wetter than normal.

NOAA states the outlook "favors warmer-than-average temperatures in the Western U.S., extending from the west coast through most of the inter-mountain west and across the U.S.-Canadian border through New York and New England, as well as Alaska and Hawaii."

NOAA says that El Niño will be a contributing factor to this outlook, but there are plenty of questions as to what degree it will affect the season. They do point out that the West will stay quite warm, and the drought-stricken areas will see little, if any, recovery with rainfall.

Mr. G says that these outlooks are very hard to do and would rather see how the pattern sets up in November.

NOAA says big snow storms are just not predictable on time scales beyond one or two weeks.

That being said, Mr. G's gut feeling says that it’s going to be cool winter.