Weather: Temperatures Forecasted To Be Above-Normal in Autumn

BOSTON – Don’t pack away those summer clothes for September and October.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in a report released this month said New England will see above-average temperatures.

There are several reasons for these above-normal temperatures.

One is due to increased ridging in the atmosphere over the northern-central U.S.

This means that “the circulation of the atmosphere is such that there is higher pressure in that region,” which leads to higher temperatures, said Dan Collins, a meteorologist with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.

The NOAA Climate Prediction Center uses the past three decades as a reference period, and the “most recent decade is somewhat warmer than the previous three decades, from 1981 to 2010,”Collins said in a media briefing.

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