Will A Triple Dip La Nina Bring Back Snow For Arkansas This Winter?
With La Nina back for the third year in a row, how will it affect our weather in Arkansas?
La Nina is a condition in which the ocean water temperatures in the Pacific are cooler than normal. What is crazy is that this is the third year in a row for this to happen. This has only happened three times since 1950. So what does it mean exactly when it comes to our weather?
As you can see in the picture the outlook for the winter for our area is to be a little drier than normal and for the temperatures to be slightly above normal. Keep in mind this was the forecast last 2 years. We had these La Nina weather patterns last year and the year before and we all know what happened last February. We had record snowfall and frigid temperatures in the teens for days.
As you can see the jet stream is right over our area which means we will see some windy conditions and supposedly a little cooler and drier. Here is the kicker for me, if you look at this story from a couple of months ago the Farmer's Almanac says it will be warmer and wetter this winter.
So what doe that mean for us in Texas and Arkansas? I say since this was the exact forecast for the last 2 winters. No white Christmas but I would plan on seeing some snow late in the winter just like last year. But for October we are down in the average rainfall. So maybe the La Nina is holding true for now.