|December 3, 2021|
Climatologists say that La Nina has drought role
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – La Nina will continue to rule the roost for the coming few months.
The opposing cousin of storm-bearing El Nino has strengthened and will be a strong factor on temperature and precipitation in California and across the country for the next three months.
The Climate Prediction Center reported Thursday that because of below-average sea surface temperatures in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, a moderate-strength La Nina will persist longer with a 90% chance into next spring.
Traditionally, that suggests below-average precipitation for California. However, there has been winters when the opposite occurred in Southern California.
La Nina may shift to a more neutral position next spring. But, there is no mention of an El Nino in the longer range outlook.
Story Date: November 15, 2021