Is 2020 2021 an El Nino or La Niña year?
A moderate-strength La Niña event took place from August 2020 through May 2021, according to both atmospheric and oceanic indicators.
What does La Niña mean for winter?
A La Niña year means winter temperatures will be warmer than usual in the South and cooler than normal in the North. … La Niña winters are usually drier and warmer across the southern third of the country and cooler in the northern U.S. and Canada.
How long will La Niña last?
Although La Niña can sometimes persist for two years, seasonal forecasting agencies, such as the Bureau of Meteorology, are predicting neutral conditions for the rest of the year and next summer. The strong La Niña event of 2010/2011 resulted in massive floods in Queensland.
What kind of fall is predicted for 2021?
2021 Fall Forecast Overview
The Farmers’ Almanac extended forecast for fall indicates that things will transition from rather warm and humid conditions in September to an unusually agitated and turbulent month of October. October for much of the country is usually the clearest and most tranquil month of the year.
What will winter be in 2021?
November 2020 to October 2021. Winter will be colder than normal in the north and warmer in the south, with above-normal precipitation and snowfall. The coldest periods will be in mid-December and mid-January, with the snowiest periods in mid-December, early January, and early to mid-March.
What is La Niña 2021?
Cooler-than-average sea surface temperatures along the equator is indicative of La Nina in the tropical Pacific Ocean in September 2021.
When was the last La Niña winter?
Goodbye, Climate Jargon.
Forecasters point out that this is actually the second La Niña winter in a row, a not-uncommon phenomenon that they call a “double-dip.” The most recent period lasted from August 2020 to April 2021.