Winter business travel weather forecast

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 4:50:44 PM

No matter where your business travel takes you this winter, you'll want to be prepared for all types of weather. A recent forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the winter of 2012 to 2013 showed that depending on where you're planning to travel, you'll want to pack an umbrella - or a water bottle.

According to Our Amazing Planet, business travelers heading to cities like Portland or Seattle will want to take along their raincoat and galoshes. The Pacific Northwest is expected to receive up to 50 percent more precipitation than it did during the winter of 2011 to 2012. It is also expected to be slightly cooler.

If your travels are taking you to a southern state on either coast, bring your water bottle and sunglasses. Rainfall from SoCal to the Carolinas is likely to be scarce this winter, with much of Texas experiencing 50 percent less precipitation than it did last year.

If you're heading to Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Minneapolis or another Midwestern city, your travel plans are likely to be unchanged. Though this region is expected to receive slightly more precipitation than last year, last year's numbers were skewed by a severe drought. Temperatures should be slightly colder than they were in the winter of 2011 to 2012, so bundle up if you're traveling to this chilly region!

Luckily for those business travelers headed to New York, Boston, Philadelphia and
Washington, D.C., the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic states are likely to experience normal precipitation and temperatures.

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