Winter is revving up and getting ready to hit the state of Texas. But what do we have to look forward to?

The National Weather Service has put out its three-month outlook for the state of Texas, and it looks like La Niña still has a hold on our winter.

La Niña is the weather condition that causes the water of the eastern Pacific Ocean to be colder than normal, which usually causes the weather to be warm and dry in Texas.

So with that being said, the forecast is calling for, you guessed it, warmer and drier than normal for the winter months. This is the third consecutive winter in Texas influenced by La Niña, but we have seen some significant snowfall in February, which will probably happen again this coming February.

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The forecast of warm and dry is not going to help the drought that has had a stranglehold on Texas since spring.

"Drought conditions are now present across approximately 59% of the country," said Jon Gottschalck, Chief of the Operational Prediction Branch at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, via a press release. "With the La Niña climate pattern still in place, drought conditions may also expand to the Gulf Coast."

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National Weather Service meteorologists did not put out the snowfall predictions, but it is expected to be a snowy winter in the panhandle and parts of North Texas and not as snowy in our area and far West Texas. Snowfall predictions are primarily made just a week in advance.

As for me, I am a winter hater and proud of it, so any amount of winter is not appreciated by me, and the less snow and the less cold we have makes me happy.

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Where were you when Winter Storm Uri hit Texas the week of February 14th and 15th 2021?

The country was already dealing with the COVID crisis and then came another one.

According to, the storm produced damaging ice from the Northwest.
Texas Cities like Abilene and San Angelo had record snowfall. Beating records that were made back in the late 1800s.

In Austin a record 6.4 inches of snow was recorded at Austin - Bergstrom Airport, their heaviest snow in 72 years, since Jan. 30, 1949.

San Antonio had almost 3 inches of snow bringing them their heaviest snowfall since 1985, those nice people art Seaworld also saw 6 inches of snowfall.

Locally here in the Killeen- Temple area, streets, schools, and businesses were shut down and there were massive power outages. Not to mention a certain electric company going out of business due to the rates of customers skyrocketing!

It was a disaster!

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