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FXUS06 KWBC 052002  
PMDMRD  
PROGNOSTIC DISCUSSIONS FOR 6 TO 10 AND 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOKS.  
NWS CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER, COLLEGE PARK, MD  
300 PM EST SUN FEBRUARY 05 2023  
 
THERE IS NO FORECASTER MESSAGE WRITTEN ON WEEKENDS.  
 
NOTES:  
 
AUTOMATED FORECASTS ARE ISSUED ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. OCCASIONALLY MANUAL  
INTERVENTION IS NECESSARY TO ADDRESS QUALITY CONTROL AND CONSISTENCY ISSUES. IN  
THESE CASES, FORECASTS ARE MANUALLY DRAWN BUT A FULL DISCUSSION IS NOT ISSUED.  
 
THE NOTATION FOR THE CATEGORICAL FORECAST INDICATED ON THE MAPS IS THE SAME AS  
THAT IN THE TABLES: A-ABOVE N-NEAR NORMAL B-BELOW  
 
THE TEMPERATURE MAP SHOWS REGIONS WITH > 33% CHANCE OF BEING WARMER (ORANGE,  
"A"), COLDER (BLUE, "B"), OR CLOSE TO (UNSHADED, "N"). HISTORICAL AVERAGE  
VALUES FOR THE CALENDAR PERIOD OF THE FORECAST (DASHES, "F"). LABELS ON THE  
SHADED LINES GIVE THE PROBABILITY (> 33%) OF THE MORE LIKELY CATEGORY (B OR A).  
PROBABILITY OF N IS ALWAYS < 40%.  
 
THE PRECIPITATION MAP SHOWS REGIONS WITH > 33% CHANCE OF BEING WETTER (GREEN,  
"A"), DRIER (TAN, "B"), OR CLOSE TO (UNSHADED, "N"). HISTORICAL MEDIAN VALUES  
FOR THE CALENDAR PERIOD OF THE FORECAST (DASHES, "INCHES"). LABELS ON THE  
SHADED LINES GIVE THE PROBABILITY (> 33%) OF THE MORE LIKELY CATEGORY (B OR A).  
PROBABILITY OF N IS ALWAYS < 40%.  
 
IN THE SOUTHWEST AND OTHER CLIMATOLOGICALLY DRY REGIONS - THERE WILL BE A  
GREATER THAN 33.3% CHANCE OF NO PRECIPITATION AND OCCASIONALLY EVEN A NORMAL  
(I.E. MEDIAN) VALUE OF ZERO - ESPECIALLY DURING THE DRY SEASONS. IN SUCH CASES  
A FORECAST OF NEAR NORMAL IS EFFECTIVELY A FORECAST OF LITTLE OR NO  
PRECIPITATION.  
 
THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER USES 1991-2020 BASE PERIOD MEANS FOR  
TEMPERATURE...PRECIPITATION...AND 500-HPA HEIGHTS AS REFERENCE IN THE CLIMATE  
OUTLOOKS.  
 
 
ANALOGS TO THE 5 DAY MEAN OBSERVED PATTERN CENTERED 3 DAYS AGO (D-3)  
FOR THE REGION FROM 20N TO 70N LATITUDE AND 175E TO 60W LONGITUDE  
INCLUDE THE 5 DAY PERIODS CENTERED ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:  
19940121 - 19790215 - 19670212 - 20030214 - 20010216  
 
 
ANALOGS TO THE 7 DAY MEAN OBSERVED PATTERN CENTERED 4 DAYS AGO (D-4)  
FOR THE REGION FROM 20N TO 70N LATITUDE AND 175E TO 60W LONGITUDE  
INCLUDE THE 7 DAY PERIODS CENTERED ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:  
19940121 - 19590218 - 20030214 - 19790215 - 20020214  
 
6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK TABLE  
OUTLOOK FOR FEB 11 - 15, 2023  
 
STATE TEMP PCPN STATE TEMP PCPN STATE TEMP PCPN  
WASHINGTON B N OREGON B N NRN CALIF B A  
SRN CALIF B A IDAHO B N NEVADA B A  
W MONTANA B A E MONTANA A A WYOMING B A  
UTAH B A ARIZONA B A COLORADO A A  
NEW MEXICO A A N DAKOTA A A S DAKOTA A A  
NEBRASKA A A KANSAS A A OKLAHOMA A A  
N TEXAS A A S TEXAS N B W TEXAS A A  
MINNESOTA A A IOWA A A MISSOURI A A  
ARKANSAS A A LOUISIANA N B WISCONSIN A A  
ILLINOIS A A MISSISSIPPI N B MICHIGAN A A  
INDIANA A A OHIO A N KENTUCKY A N  
TENNESSEE N B ALABAMA N B NEW YORK A N  
VERMONT A A NEW HAMP A A MAINE A A  
MASS A N CONN A N RHODE IS A N  
PENN A N NEW JERSEY A N W VIRGINIA A B  
MARYLAND A B DELAWARE A N VIRGINIA A B  
N CAROLINA A B S CAROLINA N B GEORGIA N B  
FL PNHDL N B FL PENIN N B AK N SLOPE B N  
AK ALEUTIAN N A AK WESTERN N A AK INT BSN N A  
AK S INT N A AK SO COAST N A AK PNHDL N A  
 
 
8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK TABLE  
OUTLOOK FOR FEB 13 - 19, 2023  
 
STATE TEMP PCPN STATE TEMP PCPN STATE TEMP PCPN  
WASHINGTON B A OREGON B A NRN CALIF B A  
SRN CALIF B A IDAHO B A NEVADA B A  
W MONTANA B A E MONTANA N A WYOMING B A  
UTAH B A ARIZONA B A COLORADO B A  
NEW MEXICO B A N DAKOTA N A S DAKOTA N A  
NEBRASKA N A KANSAS A A OKLAHOMA A A  
N TEXAS A A S TEXAS A N W TEXAS A A  
MINNESOTA A A IOWA A A MISSOURI A A  
ARKANSAS A A LOUISIANA A N WISCONSIN A A  
ILLINOIS A A MISSISSIPPI A N MICHIGAN A A  
INDIANA A A OHIO A A KENTUCKY A A  
TENNESSEE A A ALABAMA A N NEW YORK A A  
VERMONT A A NEW HAMP A A MAINE A A  
MASS A N CONN A N RHODE IS A N  
PENN A A NEW JERSEY A N W VIRGINIA A A  
MARYLAND A N DELAWARE A N VIRGINIA A N  
N CAROLINA A B S CAROLINA A B GEORGIA A B  
FL PNHDL A B FL PENIN A B AK N SLOPE N A  
AK ALEUTIAN N A AK WESTERN N A AK INT BSN N A  
AK S INT N A AK SO COAST N N AK PNHDL B N  
 
LEGEND  
TEMPS WITH RESPECT TO NORMAL PCPN WITH RESPECT TO MEDIAN  
A - ABOVE N - NEAR NORMAL A - ABOVE N - NEAR MEDIAN  
B - BELOW B - BELOW  
 
THE FORECAST CLASSES REPRESENT AVERAGES FOR EACH STATE. NORMAL  
VALUES - WHICH MAY VARY WIDELY ACROSS SOME STATES - ARE  
AVAILABLE FROM YOUR LOCAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.  
 
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SEE MESSAGE FXUS06 - ON AFOS AS  
NFDPMDMRD.  
 

 
 
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