Monday, October 17, 2011

Has Consumers Factored La Nina Into Their Forecast?

The Detroit News: Consumers Energy says drop in heating costs ahead

Consumers Energy says it expects its natural gas customers to pay less for their home heating bill this winter.

The Jackson-based utility made the announcement on Monday.

Consumers projects heating costs will be about 3 percent less due to lower fuel prices. The estimate is based on normal weather patterns.

I was happy hearing this until I read Watts Up With That?: NCEP ensemble forecast shows deep La Niña coming.

I was looking forward to saving some heating expenses, but I'm assuming a deep La Niña isn't what Consumers would consider a normal weather pattern.

Expect another nasty winter folks.

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