Ann Kellan of CNN reports Weather Service forecasts call for the area bounded by New Mexico, Kansas, North Carolina and Florida to be cooler than usual through at least April. The West Coast and Northern Rockies will be warmer. The Pacific Northwest, California, and South West will get heavier rains than usual, a condition that might extend into the Southeast. Drier conditions are expected in the Great Lakes, New England and Dakotas. During May - June New England and the area from Arizona to Montana will have higher temperatures than usual while the center of the country may be cooler, with more rain in the North central area from the Dakotas to Michigan. Hurricanes in the Atlantic should show a second year of below normal activity.

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