NOAA or The Old Farmers Almanac: Who to Believe About Winter Weather
According to the Old Farmers Almanac we are in for a colder than normal winter this year...however...
According to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center mush of the United States is in for a warmer winter than normal. The above average temperatures are most likely across the northern and western U.S., Alaska and Hawaii.
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is predicting an El Nino will develop in late fall to early winter and that will influence the winter weather.
They are predicting wetter conditions across the southern United States, and warmer, drier conditions to parts of the North.” According to the map on noaa.gov, the northeast, including Maine, should see warmer temperatures this winter.
El Nino is an ocean-atmosphere climate interaction that is linked to periodic warming in sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific.