Here’s what weather could look like in the coming months: WANE 15’s 2020-2021 Winter Outlook


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – After analyzing our current weather patterns and formulating what they mean for the months ahead, the Live Doppler 15 Fury Storm Team announces its official 2020-2021 Winter Outlook.

La Niña will be a big influence on local weather conditions across northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio during the winter season.

While no La Niña winter is exactly the same, the above graphic shows the common trends in La Niña years.
The cooler “La Niña” water off the western coast of South America affects the global atmospheric pattern and impacts the position of the jet stream across our area, which can influence our local temperatures and the tracks of winter storms.

The WANE Winter Outlook calls for near average temperatures overall (including some much colder than average days and some significantly above average days, too) and an above average amount of precipitation. Whether the precipitation will fall as rain, snow, ice or a combo will depend on our temperatures when any individual storm tracks through.

Presented by WANE 15 Chief Meteorologist Nicholas Ferreri, the video outlook gives you the reasons behind the expected temperature and precipitation trends for the season ahead. While La Niña is a big contributing factor this year, by watching the video, you’ll learn it’s not the only one.

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