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|December 3, 2020|
La Nina strengthens impacting autumn, winter weather
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – There is still no sign that El Nino is returning anytime soon. It’s cousin, La Nina, is stronger than ever.
The Climate Prediction Center says there’s a 95% chance it will continue through the winter and into the spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
La Nina’s dominance has been characterized by sea surface temperatures in the Eastern Pacific Ocean to the International Dateline well below normal. That has been noticed along the Southern California coast where temperatures have dropped into the 50s after briefly making it into the 70s during the summer.
La Nina is affecting climate across the US including a warmer and drier autumn for Southern California while helping to ramp-up the hurricane season in the Atlantic to a record number of tropical storms.
Story Date: November 16, 2020