US Forecaster Sees La Niña Likely to Persist in Coming Months
A U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday said that La Niña conditions are present and slightly favored to persist into the Northern Hemisphere winter 2016-17.
The Climate Prediction Center (CPC), an agency of the National Weather Service, in a monthly forecast said it observed La Niña conditions during October and sees a 55 percent change they will persist through the winter.
Last month, the agency pegged the chance of La Nina developing this fall at 70 percent.
(Reporting by Chris Prentice)