MILWAUKEE – The Pacific Ocean near the equator is gradually cooling, and that could mean another cold and snowy winter in Wisconsin.
Forecasters are predicting another La Nina winter, an unusual occurrence since last winter was also under the influence of La Nina.
While it’s always difficult to predict weather, La Nina winters are noted for below-average temperatures and above-average snowfall.
"One thing that you can usually count on in La Nina winters – the chance of it being milder than average is pretty low," said Jeff Craven, science and operations officer at the National Weather Service office in Sullivan, Wis. "Someone looking to wear shorts this winter will have to go south of here."
There have been only four consecutive La Nina winters in the last six decades. Records of the weather phenomenon date to 1950
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