Contrary to some other predictions, NOAA says Maine will likely see another "warmer than average" winter.

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has released its prediction for the 2021-22 winter season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says another "warmer-than-average" winter is predicted for Maine, and all of New England. In addition, Maine is forecast to have "equal chances for near-average precipitation" this winter.

The forecast for Maine and New England closely resembles NOAA's prediction from last winter. Most of the state saw a milder winter, with much of the higher accumulating precipitation to the north.

NOAA's prediction once again is contrary to what the Farmers’ Almanac is forecasting. This winter, the almanac says to expect a stormy January. The month will end with a "winter whopper" of a storm. A tranquil February is also being predicted.

Mainers know winter here is unpredictable. We'll see what happens.

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