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A map of global sea surface temperature anomalies in October 2021

Winter Outlook 2021-22: La Niña, Take Two?

It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but for some meteorologists, it’s feeling a bit like Groundhog Day. For the second year in a row, a La...

Winter Outlook 2020-21: La Niña Has Landed

For the ninth year in a row, we’re proud to share our winter outlook for North Carolina. This year, the atmosphere has offered up a...

Winter Recap 2019-20: Warm and Wet, But Little Snow

Heading into the winter, our weather predictions were literally up in the air — or perhaps out to sea — as few large-scale atmospheric patterns,...

The 2019-20 Winter Outlook: A Little of Everything?

We’ve already gotten our first taste of winter with last week’s freezing temperatures, so with a whole season still to come, it’s natural to wonder:...

The SCOfficial 2018-19 Winter Outlook

In our previous post, we described the atmospheric patterns that could affect the northern hemisphere jet streams — and therefore our weather — this winter....

The SCOfficial 2017-18 Winter Outlook

If you don’t trust the likes of weather folklore with your winter forecast, here’s a closer look at some environmental factors that might influence our...