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NOAA Issues Nation's Official Winter Forecast:
Lingering La Niña Will Shape Weather Patterns
Warm and Dry in South and Southwest; Snow/Rain to Northwest and Great Lakes;
Jet Stream Guides Fate of North Central States and Northern New England

October 26, 1999 — The nation's top climate and weather experts of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today unveiled the winter weather forecast for the United States, saying that a lingering La Niña climate cycle of cold tropical Pacific waters will influence wintertime weather patterns through March.

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Storm Warnings Chart Weather Anomaly Chart
La Niña Chart Precipitation Outlook 1999-2000

Temperature Outlook 1999-2000