El Nino to Blame for Minimal Snow Forecast this WinterState climatologist Jim Angel says with such a strong El Nino event in the Pacific Ocean this winter, the jet stream will likely stay to the north of Illinois.
"Godzilla El Nino" forming in Pacific: St. Louis Meteorologist Studies Impact HereNOAA says its already the second strongest El Nino on record, and growing
Meteorologist: 2013-14 Winter UnpredictableWill this winter be cold and snowy, mild and dry, or some other combination?
Forecasters Predict Another Hot Dry Summer Let's hope the soil is soaking up all this rain and snow, because a new report shows that Missouri is in for another hot, dry summer in 2013.
Forecasters Expect Drought to Continue Through Winter The Fall outlook also suggests above normal temperatures.