State Climatologist Ken Dewey with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says an unusually strong El Nino is starting to lock in a warmer and dryer winter.
But, that doesn’t mean it’s not going to be cold.
“But, the scary part about these kinds of winters is they also have some of the coldest winter temperatures that we experience, but just for short periods. That’s because the cold air is blocked up in Canada and can’t come down here,” Dewey tells Jack and Dave in the Morning on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN.
Canada is snow-covered with cold temperatures. That cold and snow though is staying to the north of Nebraska, according to Dewey. Dewey expects snow in Nebraska this winter, but doesn’t expect it to last long as temperatures go up and down.
Dewey forecasts temperatures to stay warm for the most part, though they will cool down to near normal, before getting warmer again. Once in a while, temperatures will dip below normal.
Dewey expects the cold and snow up north to stay up north.
“Around the second week of November, you can see that bitter cold weather just to the north of Nebraska. It wouldn’t take much to have that come down over us, but right now it looks like it’s going to linger and stay up to our north.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:50]