Cooler weather brings chances of a La Nina winter

SPOKANE, Wash. – Mother Nature has not yet made up her mind about whether or not the Inland Northwest will have a La Nina winter.

There is a 60 percent chance the region will have a La Nina winter, means cooler and wetter weather.

Last year, the Inland Northwest had an El Nino winter with drier and warmer conditions.

According to the National Weather Service, folks around the region will see if the La Nina comes to fruition between September and October. Should it come to pass, it will result in a snow-filled winter.

A La Nina year brings around 58.6 inches of snow. A neutral year brings nearly 45 inches and an El Nino year results in around 35.4 inches.

At this point in the year, it is too early to tell what kind of temperatures and how much rain will from the La Nina. 

(© 2016 KREM)


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