Did you know that the Pacific Ocean water temperatures can impact our local weather?
When they're cooler than normal we're in a La Niña event. This is happening now, and scientists forecast it to continue through winter. That means we have better chances to see below average rainfall in the coming months. The climate prediction center (CPC) forecasts dry conditions this fall and winter for much of the Southeast. This isn't something we want either. We are running a precipitation deficit of about 20 inches since January.