Welcome to Winter Weather Awareness Week! The National Weather Service and I have partnered together to bring to you a series of videos to help you prepare for the winter season here in Georgia.

Today is Day 5 of Winter Weather Awareness Week, and the topic for the day is Winter Climatology. There are many types of large-scale weather patterns, called teleconnections, that can affect the type of weather we experience each winter. Joining me today is Lans Rothfusz, who is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

Here, Lans talks about La Nina and the Arctic Oscillation, which are two different teleconnections that can greatly affect Georgia's winter weather.

You can find more information about teleconnections, including El Nino/La Nina, the Arctic Oscillation, and the Pacific North American Oscillation, at the Climate Prediction Center's website, www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov. You can also find the latest winter weather watches and warnings at www.weather.gov and also at www.gpb.org. In addition, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City is a great source for information about Winter Weather in Georgia, including climatology information and historical events.

I hope you have a wonderful and safe winter! Happy storm spotting!

Producer: Chrissy Warrilow
Director of Photography: Chris Pinder
Graphic Designs and Animations: Chris Ballard
Production Assistant: Kendra Holloway
Acknowledgements: Vaughn Smith, Laura Belanger, Lans Rothfusz, and all of the forecasters at the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia.

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