Table 1: Anomaly correlations between the CFSv2 hindcasts and the corresponding total precipitation from CMAP and temperature at 2 m from ERA-Interim over the continents as a function of target DJF season from 1983 to 2010 period for 0- to 3-month lead times.

Lead timesNorth AmericaSouth AmericaEuropeAfricaAsiaOceaniaAntarctica
Total prec.Temp 2 mTotal prec.Temp 2 mTotal prec.Temp 2 mTotal prec.Temp 2 mTotal prec.Temp 2 mTotal prec.Temp 2 mTotal prec.Temp 2 m

l00,50,70,70,90,60,40,30,70,30,50,60,60,20,5
l10,30,50,60,90,40,40,10,6−0,10,30,30,40,10,3
l20,10,50,50,90,50,10,10,7−0,10,30,20,50,00,1
l30,30,50,50,90,30,3−0,10,6−0,20,40,30,50,10,4

The higher correlations are in bold.