La Nina is lookimg more and more likely to hit the globe and North America during the Winter of 2016-2017 and it could be BIG. Many The bigger El Nino's tend to follow the bigger La Nina's and this may be the case this winter. La Nina can bring some big snow to parts of the country but it can also bring below normal snowfall to certain areas like the South and Middle third of the country.
So we see above that the odds do favor La Nina so which La Nina's are the big ones? A strong La Nina means the jet stream typically moves further north making the upper third of the country get above average snow in an active winter pattern. The middle third of the country would get near average snowfall with a +/- 10% above or below average. The jet stream would slide south over the area at times but not as active as the upper part of the U.S. The lower third of the country would get below normal snowfall as the jet on a few occasions would move south and bring a small winter event at times.
Below we show the three biggest La Nina winters in the U.S. This will be updated all year and we will have over 400 cities with winter outlooks, 300 ski areas snowfall projections, La Nina impact blogs and state outlook for all 50 states. This will be on our new website www.thewinterforecast.com. We'll have this sometime in April.