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Moderate winter ahead? Maybe

August 3, 2018

LINCOLN - It appears we could be looking at a drier and milder winter ahead.

A check of the computer models makes University of Nebraska – Lincoln climatologist Ken Dewey optimistic this winter might be warmer than normal.

“We don’t always have a high probability or likelihood of forecasting way out into the distance, one month, two months, three months, but we’re slipping into a pattern. It looks like it’s going to remain predominantly warmer than normal and drier than normal as we go into fall,” Dewey said.

We have just concluded a cooler than normal July after extreme heat gripped Nebraska in June. April was cold. May was hot.

Dewey says August will likely be warmer than normal, with highs hovering around 90 into the low 90s.

Last winter featured the bitter cold of late December into early January. Dewey doesn’t foresee a repeat this winter.

Dewey forecasts a moderate winter ahead.

“We’re looking at all of the computer models fairly confident right now that we’ll move right into a warmer than normal fall and a warmer than normal winter,” according to Dewey.

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