November and December 2015 were extremely mild with record breaking temperatures in many parts of the Northeast. Mild temperatures and low levels of snow fall added to the pressure on falling prices and provided resistance to any upward movement throughout the end of December. WSI adjusted their forecast to push cold weather possibilities to the end of February beginning of March 2016.
WSI and NOAA have adjusted their FEB-MARCH-APRIL forecast to call for a colder March but then warmer than projected April and May especially in the Northeast. El Nino has peaked and forecasts for the spring look towards a general pattern of above warmer temperatures in the entire Northern United States with colder than normal temperatures in the South.