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.