We are expecting colder than average weather in Texas and the Gulf states which are usually warm and the perfect place to avoid the snow and cold weather. The south-western states are going to be wetter than usual which will help are deserts and southern California with the drought they are experiencing. The western and northern part of the United States are unusually above the average for the winter. El Niño is not the only factor of the unusual weather we are experiencing. The Arctic Oscillation is the arctic mass of cold air that is at the southern coast and the Madden- Julian Oscillation is helping the impact of heavy storms too.