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La Niña Watch is On and Could Lead to Another Mild and Mostly Dry Winter

National Weather Service/NCEP/Climate Prediction Center

The far-reaching La Niña weather pattern, created by cooling waters in the tropical Pacific Ocean, could emerge in the fall and last through winter.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center issued a La Niña Watch last week.

Currently, conditions are known as "neutral," or neither La Niña nor El Niño, its counterpart. NOAA predicts that it will last through this summer, but there's a 55 percent chance of La Niña emerging sometime in September.

Amy Hadden Marsh of KDNK Radio interviewed state climatologist Dr. Russ Schumacher to find out more about what another La Niña fall and winter means for Colorado.

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