- A mild November was experienced over much of the west, while the east shivered in substantially colder than average temperatures for the month.
- The rainy season continued its slow start for the majority of the western US. While portions of central California, the northern Cascades, and the Olympics saw average to above average rainfall during November, the majority of the west remained dry.
- The seasonal forecast for December through February continues to reflect the influences of a weak to moderate El Niño in the Tropical Pacific and very warm North Pacific. Given these conditions, the odds are tilted toward a warmer and near average to drier than average winter across the PNW and northern tier of states and near average temperatures and wetter than average conditions across the southern tier of states.