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NOAA expects winter to be warmer than previous year

The first snowfall of the season happened on Nov. 10 for Rexburg, Idaho, but it came quite late, and experts predict the winter season to be warmer than last winter.

According to the U.S. Winter Outlook, issued by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, the western United States, including Idaho, is predicted to be more than 40 percent warmer and drier than average.

This is different from the colder-than-average winter experienced last year across the United States, reported by the NOAA, although the southern and eastern states can expect a decrease in temperatures.

Katelyn McMaster, a Rexburg local since 2006 and a freshman at BYU-Idaho studying international studies, shared her views on the change in temperature.

“Not having this much snow is sad because everyone relates the snow to the holidays. But after the holidays, everyone gets sick of the snow,” McMaster said.

Full story to be published in the coming Scroll.

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