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|January 16, 2018|
La Nina to preside over coming winter
SOUTHLAND - (INT) – Climatologists have firmed up their fall-winter outlook saying there’s little chance that last winter’s generous storms will repeat themselves in the coming three months in Southern California.
There’s a 65%-75% chance that a drier La Nina will continue until next April. That is likely to translate to above-average temperatures and below-median precipitation across the southern tier of states including Southern California. Elsewhere across the nation, just the opposite applies.
In retrospect last winter, La Nina conditions prevailed in the equatorial Pacific but California was drenched with its second-wettest winter on record. The winter before that, El Nino was in force but did little to resolve California’s drought.
Story Date: December 28, 2017