A weak La Nina is currently menacing in the Pacific, La Nina is known to fuel unforgiving winters in the North West of the United States, with states like Montana, Wyoming and Idaho battling very high winter snowfall totals and severe winter weather throughout the season. Further North East, winter storm conditions will be notable, however not potentially record breaking like in the north west.

Winter 2017-2018 By Location Forecast










We’re expecting a harsh season in the north west, no doubt about it. What ever the winter forecast – have your winter preparedness plans at the ready. For central north and north eastern areas, the upcoming winter is expected to be nearer to average.

WINTER 2017-2018 FORECAST




The above sea surface temperature anomaly map shows a weak La Nina developing in the Pacific. This is likely to fuel frequent snow storms and below average temperatures in the north west of the United States. The North East is forecast above average precipitation with temperatures near average, leading to snow totals slightly above the seasonal average.

Last winter clocked up 15-20ft in the northern Rockies, with record snowfall totals in some areas. The upcoming winter is likely to extend that severe pattern for the north west, and the north and north east is likely to see a few “notable” blizzards, with snowfall totals clocking up to around or slightly above average. Central areas are likely to see a “typical” winter, with conditions not varying drastically from those you would usually expect.

La Nina also works to decrease precipitation on the south coast of the U.S, so places like Texas, New Mexico and central southern south western parts can expect a fairly dry, benign winter with lots of high pressure around.

We’re expecting a harsh season in the north west, no doubt about it. What ever the winter forecast – have your winter preparedness plans at the ready. For central north and north eastern areas, the upcoming winter is expected to be nearer to average.