Finally, somebody has some good news for the winter months.

This video produced by the team in cooperation with climate and Earth scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other agencies and institutions is predicting that here in the Bangor area we are most likely looking at more mild temperatures this winter.  Score!

According to the NOAA presentation we have La Nina to thank for this winter's prediction and they also throw in the disclaimer that shifts in the atmosphere can have dramatic effects on the weather but even then we seem to be in a part of the map that is least affected.

Regardless, as other predictors are seeing an increase in heating prices regardless of the form of heat you employ this is great news for most of Maine.