La Nina conditions setting in

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    By Clayton Chaney
    Staff Writer

    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a La Nina climate pattern has developed over the United States. 

    Conditions of a La Nina climate pattern include cooler-than-average sea surface temperatures across the central and eastern Pacific Ocean.

    During the winter, La Nina weather conditions usually result in above-average precipitation and colder-than-average temperatures in the northern tier of the U.S. The southern part of the country generally experiences below-average precipitation and warmer-than-average temperatures. 

    According to the NOAA, there is a 75 percent chance that La Nina conditions will be in place from December 2020 through February 2021.