From the Craig Daily Press (Joe Moylan):
[Jim Pringle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction] said back-to-back La Nina patterns are unique and have only occurred on 10 other occasions since 1900. Last year, the country was in a moderate to strong La Nina weather pattern, Pringle said. And 80 percent of the time, the second of consecutive La Nina years usually isn’t as “wet” as the first. “We’re expecting similar storm tracks to last year,” Pringle said. “But, we’re not expecting it to be as severe.”[…]
The NOAA Climate Prediction Center stated in its release that the La Nina pattern is not as strong as it was this time last year. The organization is predicting a weak to moderate winter.