The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Winter Outlook for 2018-2019 was released this week and if you don't like snow and prefer mild winter temperatures, you're probably gonna like what they predicted for the state of Michigan this winter.

Here's the  NOAA temperature forecast:

  • Warmer-than-normal conditions are anticipated across much of the northern and western U.S., with the greatest likelihood in Alaska and from the Pacific Northwest to the Northern Plains.

  • The Southeast, Tennessee Valley, Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic all have equal chances for below-, near- or above-average temperatures.

  • No part of the U.S. is favored to have below-average temperatures.

And here's what they're saying about the precipitation:

  • Wetter-than-average conditions are favored across the southern tier of the U.S., and up into the Mid-Atlantic. Northern Florida and southern Georgia have the greatest odds for above-average precipitation this winter.

  • Drier-than-average conditions are most likely in parts of the northern Rockies and Northern Plains, as well as in the Great Lakes and northern Ohio Valley.

Photo courtesy of NOAA.gov

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