La Niña is here! How will it impact north Alabama’s weather?

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced this week that La Niña has formed within Pacific Ocean basin.

Typical La Niña weather for North America includes a jet stream that bends upward around the Gulf of Alaska (known as a ridge) while curving over the Pacific Northwest before developing a downward bend (known as a trough) over the Midwest.

Depending on where the jet stream develops, wetter weather is possible for north Alabama, though the entire Southeast — as a whole — tends to experience warmer and drier conditions during La Niña winters.

Click here to read more in depth analysis of La Nina from NOAA.

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