Winter 2017-2018

Issued 03 Oct 2017

The Winter 2017-2018 forecast is available as a PDF presentation. Click here to download the forecast.



Forecast period

Forecast Temperatures

Forecast Precipitation

Primary Reasoning(s)

Forecast Verification (0-2 points)

Dec 17 – Feb 18

Near normal temperatures (within ½ standard deviation). CPC: above normal

Near normal precipitation. CPC moist conditions.

We see La Niña conditions have set in and expected to be stronger.

Warmer – 2 (+1.0°)
Drier (-0.38”) – 2
CPC 1/2
Climo 2/2


NOTE: These are our forecasts and they are based on the information found in several publications on the Climate Group's website (see Climate Variability section). One should not consider that these will be 100% reliable. Also, they forecast the AGGREGATE statistical character of the summer (June, July, August) or winter (December, January, February) season. This does not mean that warm and cold spells, wet and dry spells will not all occur in one month or season. Please use with caution.

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