Matt Zika, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service's Marquette office, said early signs of these weather conditions can already be seen in the U.P. Temperatures in the area have been at or near the mid-80s over the first few days of September, a value which is considerably higher than the norm.
"Typically, our temperatures should be about 70 degrees at this time around here," he
By mid-September, however, he
noted this warm weather pattern could begin to fade.
As a result, the NWS'
Marquette office believes October's temperatures should be about normal for the month, if not slightly cooler.
It is more difficult for the NWS
to predict specific weather patterns beyond November, Zika
"That month can go either way," he
However, they do believe El Nino will have a major impact on the 2015-16 winter.
"It's more likely that this winter will be above normal, temperature-wise," Zika