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St Louis Missouri Winter Forecast 2016-17 (La Nina heads in)

Winter Forecast
La Nina is here but it's on the weaker side as of September. We see this weak La Nina to peak now but get a second burst in December and January before moving to a neutral pattern Febraury and March. This weak La Nina means a colder winter for most of the nation and certainly much colder than last winter. The key to this winter will be how cold is the cold and how dominate will the Northern Jet (Arctic Jet) be vs. the moisture loaded Southern (Sub-Tropical Jet)?. Last year the Southern Jet was the big player off a massive El Nino but this winter that will not be the case most of the country. We expect an average swing of the NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation) but much more of a dip from the AO (Arctic Oscillation) bringing a few polar vortex periods and many Alberta Clippers.
Winter Forecast

The St Louis Metro Area will see snowfall slightly below average this winter. We’ll see NEAR NORMAL temperatures overall.

Last Winters Snowfall
10.9″

Biggest Winter Snowfall Ever!
48.0″ (1969-70)

Normal Snowfall
17.7″

This Winter (2016-2017)
15.7″ (-2.0″)

TEMPS THIS WINTER
OVERALL NEAR NORMAL

DECEMBER COLDER
JANUARY NORMAL
FEBRUARY NORMAL
MARCH WARMER

We have seen plenty of wacky weather in the St Louis area over the years.  Take a look at some of the Winter Weather extremes in the blogs below.

THE BIGGEST SNOWFALL IN ONE SEASON IN ST. LOUIS

THE COLDEST DAY IN ST LOUIS HISTORY

THE BIGGEST SNOWSTORM IN ST. LOUIS HISTORY

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