Meteorologists: La Nina, Southwest Drought Likely to Continue into 3rd Year

Meteorologists: La Nina, Southwest Drought Likely to Continue into 3rd Year


The La Niña conditions that have contributed to the ongoing drought in the southwest United States is likely to continue into a third year, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

As the Los Angeles Times notes, the prediction is somewhat more dire than that issued recently by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The WMO predicted a 52% chance of a continued La Niña; the NOAA predicted the likelihood of a La Niña at 59%.

The Times noted:

If La Niña persists into the fall and winter, it would be only the third time since 1950 that the climate pattern has continued for three consecutive winters in the Northern Hemisphere, the U.N. World Meteorological Organization said last week.

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