La Niña likely for this fall, winter season


And now that we're just past the halfway point in the fall of 2020. We wanted to see what's behind the wild swings from stormy two beautiful from cold to hot to. Ah, hurricane season that just wouldn't stop. Wildfires, tornadoes and much, much more. And it appears the big factor is a weather pattern called La Nina. But what is Let Nina why does that determine the kind of whether we get And what will it mean to all of us up north and down south as we approach the winter of 2021. For that. Let's talk to a weather expert. Joining us now is Paul Pastor Lock, senior meteorologist and head of the Long range Forecasting department at AccuWeather. Paul. What is La Nina Nina is the cooling of the central eastern equatorial Pacific waters. It changes the overall up a little patterns across the Pacific and actually globally. But it usually initiates a stronger northern jet stream storm track, and when we see La Nina, we can get faster, moving stronger systems that effect northern areas of the United States. And the Southern areas tend to kind of ease back a little bit. So you tend to get some colder shots in the north, and it stays warmer and drier in the south. And so we're expecting a lot, Nina this fall season this fall into winter. Yes, and it's already Starting up and it's also La Nina could be very favorable for named tropical systems in the Atlantic Basin. And so that's a sign that we've already seen 20 named storms that La Nina is coming in full blast. I see and Paul what causes this? Is it just nature taking shape or what? The globe. Those three cycles, warming and cooling of the equatorial, the loss of energy out of the waters. You know, this up and down kind of balancing act goes on and you get these wings to take place from back and forth between El Nino and La Nina. So it's a cycle that goes through sometimes that we have to wonder. And there's other tell connections that can affect whether we go into La Nina or El

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