Winter Likely 5-10% Colder for East Coast
Thank El Niño when those heating bills start rolling in
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2009 7:48 PM CDT
The Farmers' Almanac predicts this winter will be colder than usual across three-fourths of the nation.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Pacific warming effect of El Niño could mean an unusually cold winter for the US East Coast, with temperatures as much as 10% below normal. “Historically when you have that El Niño on the weak side, it tends to correlate to colder weather in eastern North America,” one forecaster tells USA Today—with another noting that the conditions also usually mean other parts of the country will be warmer than average.