Mild Winter Expected
--- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a weak to moderate La Nina weather pattern this winter, Reuters reported. "La Nina is here, with a weak to moderate event likely to persist through the winter," said Michael Halpert, head of forecast operations and acting deputy director of the center. "The big concern this winter may be the persistence of drought across large parts of the already parched South. And while December through February is likely to be another milder-than-average winter for much of the country, people should still expect some bouts of winter weather."