#LaNiña winter likely for #Colorado: Here’s what to expect — OutThereColorado.com #ENSO

From OutThereColorado.com (Spencer McKee):

The National Weather Service has officially issued a La Niña Watch and if that forecast holds true, it will have an impact on what this winter looks like in Colorado…

With the winter of 2021-2022 shaping up to be a La Niña year, Coloradans can expect weather in their state to be a bit drier than the norm, with stronger winds and less snow. This can amplify issues of drought that may intensify during the summer and fall – likely to be particularly problematic on the western side of the state in upcoming months. La Niña conditions were also present last year, with Colorado having below-median snow throughout the season on a statewide scale.

In contrast to Colorado being drier, La Niña seasons tend to mean more snow for the Pacific Northwest…

Here are the typical outcomes from both El Niño and La Niña for the US. Note each El Niño and La Niña can present differently, these are just the average impacts. Graphic credit: NWS Salt Lake City office

So there you have it – expect a cold winter in Colorado without too much snow.

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