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La Nina expected to begin soon

The latest forecast for La Nina by Columbia University’s IRI group shows that this month neutral conditions just barely edge out La Nina conditions 51 to 49 percent, but for the months after that, La Nina conditions are expected to dominate the probabilities until spring. A La Nina winter usually means warmer and drier conditions than usual as the storm track shifts north. Sometimes the summer following a La Nina winter can be dry due to the lack of soil moisture early in the year due to a lack of winter recharge. The La Nina conditions are also expected to contribute to the active hurricane season we are seeing in the Atlantic this year. You can read more from the Climate Prediction Center here.