If you hate the cold temperatures and snow Old Man Winter brings every year in New York, here's some good news. The warmer weather will continue through January.

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is calling for a warmer-than-average month for the eastern U.S.

The January temperature outlook favors well above average temperatures across the central and eastern United States. The highest likelihood (50-60%) for above-average temperatures is across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

The warm weather is being blamed on the lack of a major impact from climate patterns like La Niña, which is expected to weaken during the first part of the year.

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Credit - Noaa.gov
Credit - Noaa.gov

Abnormally Dry January

The Western United States, Northern Plains, and parts of the Great Lakes regions will see a wetter-than-average month. But not near the lakes in New York where precipitation is expected to be abnormally dry for the remainder of January. Good news for those who dislike snow. Bad news for winter enthusiasts who enjoy skiing, snowmobiling, or just building a snowman.

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It's also good news for the Watertown and Buffalo areas that have been hit by not one but two massive snowstorms already this winter.

Credit - Noaa.gov
Credit - Noaa.gov

The lack of snow and warmer temperatures have hindered progress in building the magical experience in Lake George, New York. Most of the ice and snow in December have already melted. Now with warm weather predicted for the rest of January, the opening date may have to be delayed until February.

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Take a virtual walk-thru of the Ice Castles and make plans to enjoy the magical experience when it opens in Lake George again this winter. 

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