|October 2, 2023|
'Triple Dip' La Nina here for extended stay
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The Climate Prediction Center says La Nina is not going away anytime soon. Some say it’s a factor in California’s prolonged drought.
La Nina is not known for producing wet winters in the Southland. But, it could mean more snow for the Northern Rockies and potentially a higher run-off down the Colorado River which is a main source of Southern California’s water supply.
La Ninas are complex weather patterns that cause increased snowfall in states like Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Wyoming.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that the chance of a La Nina hanging around this fall and early winter is 86 percent.
This could be the third La Nina inter in a row--a rare phenomenon called a "Triple Dip La Nina." Since 1950, only two Triple Dips have occurred.
Story Date: October 13, 2022