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National Weather Service Predicts Average Winter For Indiana

A house in Indiana during the winter of 2010.

The National Weather Service released its weather predictions this week. Central Indiana’s winter forecast is fairly average.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Jason Puma says there are no signs of a particularly severe or mild winter.

“Right now we have a forecast for equal chances of above, below, or normal temperatures and precipitation,” he says.

Since Indiana is experiencing a weak El Niño, atmospheric pressure from the Atlantic is  playing a larger role in the weather patterns. But Puma says one thing is nearly certain.

“One thing I can certainly guarantee us is that after last year’s very mild weather, winter weather, I would be shocked if we had a similar winter to last year,” he says.

Climatology reports show Central Indiana can expect its first snowfall in November and an average of 22 inches of snow. Last year, the state received only 8.9 inches of snow fall the entire winter.

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