Highlight: Lack of important cold and a warm end to December. Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2018 temperature anomaly/precipitation amount Discussion: Very dry conditions continued across the Central/East-central Europe drought area. A wet pattern was observed in Southeast Europe. Temperatures were mostly near or slightly colder than normal. Week 2 Ahead: December 9-15, 2018 Discussion: A snowy regime is forecast across Interior Southeast Europe to Ukraine. Near to slightly colder-than-normal temperature regime is expected across snow covered areas. U.K. is forecast cooler than normal. Week 3 Ahead: December 16-22, 2018 Discussion: Models vary from temperate (shown) to warmer than normal. Marginal cold is forecast across East Europe snow cover. Southwest Europe is wet and mild. Week 4 Ahead: December 23-29, 2018 Comment: A warm pattern is forecast by both the CFS and ECM across Europe to close December.