Mild Mid-South Summer May Not Make for a Colder Winter

Mild Mid-South Summer May Not Make for a Colder Winter

Summer 2013 is almost over. Fall arrives in 24 days and many are worried that we’re in for a harsh bite from old man winter. Why? Simply because the last few months have been so comfortable by Mid-South standards.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Summer 2013 is almost over. Fall arrives in 24 days and many are worried that we’re in for a harsh bite from old man winter. Why? Simply because the last few months have been so comfortable by Mid-South standards.

According to Tom Salem, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Memphis, “There’s nothing that I know of that will give you a set up that every time there’s a mild summer you’ll have a cold winter.”

That’s not to say they never match up, but Mother Nature follows her own rules.

Salem reminds us all, “I am sure there are years when it’s mild in the summer followed by a cold winter; you kind of get into a regime. The weather pattern changes on a whim, we didn’t think we would be real warm again, yet here we are this week.”

NOAA has released its winter outlook and it is answering some questions and putting a myth to bed.

Salem says, “I just looked at December, January, February, and it’s above average temperatures with equal chances of precipitation.”

We also checked the Farmer’s Almanac, which says the Mid-South will experience a colder and drier than normal winter.

Sounds like there’s a difference of opinion; for now, we wait.
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