Winter begins on December 22, 2015. So far, November has been fairly tame in Maine and the folks at WSI, a division of the Weather Company, says December should follow suit.

They are predicting 'much warmer' than average temperatures for Maine in December. The rest of the winter has Maine with 'warmer' than average temperatures for January and then 'cooler' than average temperatures for February.

They say a classic El Nino pattern will become established in December with a strong southward dip in the jet stream, or trough, expected near the Aleutian Islands in Alaska which will lead to a strong upper-level ridge of high pressure over Canada.

This will allow temperatures to be much warmer than you would normally expect in December across the northern tier of states.

Here's what one weather expert is predicting for New England this winter.


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