Working gas in storage was 3,732 Bcf as of Friday, November 8, 2019, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 3 Bcf from the previous week.
Stocks were 491 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 2 Bcf above the five-year average of 3,730 Bcf. At 3,732 Bcf, total working gas is within the five-year historical range.
The NDJ 2019-2020 temperature outlook favors above-normal seasonal mean temperatures for Alaska and most of the contiguous U.S., with the greatest probabilities forecast for northwest Alaska and the Southwest U.S. where probabilities exceed 60% and 50% respectively. Odds for above-normal temperatures are more modest for most of the eastern U.S. and a small region in the upper-Mississippi valley is denoted Equal-Chances (EC) where climatological odds for either of the three categories (below-, near- or above-normal) is forecast.
The NDJ 2019-2020 precipitation outlook favors above-normal seasonal total precipitation amounts for Alaska (especially the Southwest portion of the state) and for a region from New Mexico northward to include the northern Rockies, northern and central Great Plains and the north-central Mississippi Valley. Smaller areas of favored below-normal seasonal precipitation amounts are highlighted for the central West coast and central Gulf Coast. Remaining areas of the forecast domain denote Equal-Chances (EC) where climatological odds for either of the three categories (below-, near- or above-normal) is forecast.