La Nina has left the building

May 3, 2012

The two year long weather phenomenon, La Nina, has gone.

For the South and for hurricane areas along the coasts, this is a good thing! La Nina is a weather phenomenon that is caused by the cooling of the Pacific Ocean.

During La Nina, droughts are triggered in the South, and rain is triggered in the North.  It also creates more hurricanes in the Atlantic during summer.

Forecasters have reported drought relief in Texas earlier this year, but recently it has intensified again. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, back in September almost 54% of the Southern U.S. were considered in exceptional drought conditions, including Northeast Texas.

Fortunately, the region is currently not experiencing a drought at all, and thanks to La Nina leaving, those conditions should start to spread.

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Have a blessed day and stay safe!