Warm Winter Awaits in Myrtle Beach, According to NOAA

Most people don’t trust what the weatherman predicts will happen tomorrow (with the exception of our own Ed Piotrowski) so they certainly don’t care for long-range forecasts, but bear with us for a minute.

After enjoying a mild winter in 2021 here in Myrtle Beach, courtesy of a La Nina weather pattern, our friends at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are calling for the pattern to repeat itself in the opening months of 2022.

What is a La Nina you are wondering? It’s a weather pattern in which temperatures in the “eastern equatorial part of the central Pacific Ocean” are lower than normal, and its impact sweeps across the globe.

To make a long story short, the projected La Nina is expected to deliver another warmer and drier than average winter to the Southeast, making a trip to Myrtle Beach in the new year’s opening months even more appealing.

La Nina’s impact isn’t always welcome – the cycle has been blamed for flooding Australia and droughts in parts of America, but it’s typically kinder to the Southeast. Residents of the Midwest and Northeast are expected to have a wet winter, while the Mid-Atlantic has a more “average” looking forecast.

If last winter is any indication, Myrtle Beach golfers will be the beneficiaries of a favorable weather pattern in 2022.

For some perspective, Myrtle Beach’s enjoys average high temperatures of 56 in January and 59 in February, it’s coldest months. By March the mercury typically reaches 65 and it rockets to 72 by April.

What are you waiting for? It’s time to start checking out 2022 golf packages and begin planning for a bonus winter trip if Mother Nature cooperates.