La Nina News

Odds of El Nino Rises

It’s increasingly likely an El Nino will form this year in the equatorial Pacific to roil global weather patterns and threaten natural gas and agricultural markets, the U.S. Climate Prediction Center said in a report. There’s now a 70 percent …

La Nina Is Dead, But Watch Out for El Nino

La Nina is dead. Long live El Nino? A weather pattern known as La Nina that has worsened drought conditions across the U.S. Great Plains has faded, according to the U.S. Climate Prediction Center. But it could be replaced late …

La Nina to Last Through Winter, Just Don’t Tell Chilly Houston

La Nina is likely to persist through the winter, though you wouldn’t know it if you lived in Houston. The weather phenomenon that has historically delivered warmer winters across the southern U.S. is being challenged by another force known as …

Dry Spell Raises Concern of Drought’s Return in California

It’s been almost a year since Los Angeles residents felt any real rain, and precious little snow is in the Sierras, but water managers say it’s too early for fears that California is sliding back into drought as abruptly as …

La Nina Contributing to Wildfire Threat in Mid-South, Plains

Conditions are ripe for winter wildfires from the mid-South through the Great Plains thanks to a combination of weather factors, including the climate phenomenon known as La Nina, that have left a lot of dry growth. In addition to the …

Warm Winter Forecasted for Much of U.S.

Much of the U.S. should expect another warm winter, but not quite as toasty as the last two years, forecasters said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday forecast a warmer winter from California through the Midwest to Maine. …

Summer Weather Prediction up in the Air as La Nina Ends

With the end of a Pacific La Nina and no clear signal of where ocean temperatures are heading, predicting spring and summer weather that will impact agriculture and energy markets just got a little harder. A weak La Nina, which …

Munich Re: 2016 Global Natural Catastrophe Losses Climb, Total $175B

A number of devastating earthquakes and powerful storms made 2016 the costliest twelve months for natural catastrophe losses in the last four years, according to Munich Re. Losses totaled $175 billion, more than two thirds above the previous year and …

Polar Vortex Won’t Last Due to Dueling Weather Patterns

A polar vortex is blasting cold air across the northern half of the U.S. this week – and by Christmas, it’ll be warm enough to barbecue in Washington. Just last week, models had this polar vortex – a term loosely …

La Nina’s Stay Temporary, Could Last Through Winter

La Nina has arrived and could hang around through winter, government weather forecasters said Thursday. La Nina, the flip side of El Nino, is the periodic cooling of the central Pacific Ocean that affects weather patterns around the globe. Predictions …