A frigid fall doesn’t necessarily mean a nasty winter.
And yes, this fall has been as bad as you thought.
“It was like a plot in a bad movie where you take the wrong exit and then you start getting chased by all these villains. Autumn definitely took a detour and a wrong turn,” state Climatologist Ken Dewey with the University of Nebraska at Lincoln tells Jack and Dave in the Morning on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN.
Dewey says a strong typhoon which formed in the Pacific Ocean drove cold air from the Artic to the lower 48, ushering in an early winter.
Dewey says while temperatures plummeted this fall to record lows across the nation, weather is returning to a more normal, albeit drier pattern. Dewey says Nebraska isn’t plunging into winter, and it’s not going back to a polar express either.
He says the cold, cold weather this month doesn’t necessary mean we will have a nasty winter.
“Will we make it to Christmas without any major snow? That’s difficult to forecast,” according to Dewey. “It’s just our winter signal right now seems to be that we’re going to have back and forth cold and warm, but a drier than normal winter.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:50]