Skiers and snow enthusiasts might be a little bummed out, but the majority of New Englanders will be happy to hear that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a warmer than average for the entire county, even the Northeast.

The government agency’s Climate Prediction Center released its latest winter outlook last week. NOAA’s map shows Berkshire County and all of New England with a good chance of a warmer than average winter.  Experts say El Nino and La Nina will not be influencing winter in the U.S. NOAA also said that it expects prettty average precipitation for New England this winter.

Now don't get too excited and retire your snow blowers and shovels for this winter quite yet, the weather service reminds people that even during a warmer-than-average winter, periods of cold temperatures and snowfall are expected.


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