La Nina Could Last Through Winter

Posted by on Sunday, November 27, 2016

There's a 55 per cent chance La Nina will stick around through winter according to NOAA.

Mike Halpert of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center said it, "anticipated to be a weak, short-lived event".

The La Nina could last until February.

NOAA is projecting a wet winter in the northern Rockies, Great Lakes region, Hawaii and western Alaska. Warmer and drier than normal conditions were predicted for the South while it was a tossup for the middle section of the country.

La Nina is a cooling of the water in the equatorial Pacific that occurs at irregular intervals and is associated with widespread changes in weather patterns complementary to those of El Niño, but less extensive and damaging in their effects.

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