La Niña forms in 2020 and worse hurricanes and forest fires are forecast

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  • La Niña forms and worse hurricanes and forest fires are forecast
  • La Niña is the cold counterpart of El Niño
  • The phenomenon alters weather patterns around the world

La Niña 2020. What was missing in this 2020 of coronavirus, hurricanes and wildfires… La Niña is back and ‘promises’ to be more relentless than ever.

Although it is not common for the phenomenon known as La Niña to happen for two consecutive winters, he had to return in 2020 to ‘do his thing’.

This was confirmed by meteorologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, for its acronym in English) this Thursday, who reported that La Niña formed and will last for several months, according to the news agency The Associated Press.

In accordance with USA Today, La Niña could give an additional boost to the already active hurricane season in the Atlantic, as well as extend the disastrous wildfire season in the west.

La Niña is the cold counterpart of El Niño and is a natural cooling of the Pacific waters, which alters weather patterns throughout the planet.

It generally creates drier conditions in the southern United States and rainier in the northwest Pacific and western Canada.

Indonesia, the Philippines, northeastern South America, and South Africa often see more rainfall.

Last year’s La Niña was unusually brief, lasting from November to February.

This year’s should last longer, until the end of winter.

But Mike Halpert, deputy director of NOAA’s Center for Climate Predictions, said it will almost certainly be weak.

Texas A&M University agricultural economist Bruce McCarl said La Niña is often bad for Texas and the surrounding region.

US production of most crops – except corn – generally declines during La Niña years, McCarl says.

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La Niña forms in 2020 and worse hurricanes and forest fires are forecast

The last powerful La Niña, several years ago, caused extensive damage to crops and Texas suffered a devastating drought, he said.

On average, La Niña years hurt the GDP of the United States and China by about 0.3 percentage points, but cause growth in India, New Zealand and South Africa, according to Kamiar Mohaddes, an economist at the University of Cambridge.

“La Niña may contribute to increased Atlantic hurricane activity by weakening wind shear over the Caribbean Sea and the tropical Atlantic Basin, allowing storms to develop and intensify,” said Mike Halpert, deputy director of the NOAA Climate Prediction Center, according to USA Today.

“The potential for La Niña development was included in our updated Atlantic hurricane season forecast issued in August,” he added.

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What can the US expect with La Niña?

A typical winter La Niña pattern in North America. While the Pacific Northwest tends to be more humid than average, the southern level of the US is usually unusually dry.
In that perspective, meteorologists predicted that up to 25 storms could form in the Atlantic. 17 have already formed, including Hurricane Laura, which devastated parts of southwestern Louisiana in August.

In terms of its impact on wildfires in the west, La Niña tends to cause dry weather in parts of California and much of the Southwest. “We are already in a bad position, and La Niña puts us in a situation where fire weather conditions persist through November and possibly even December,” Ryan Truchelut, president of Weather Tiger LLC, told Bloomberg News. “It is compounding the existing heat and drought problems.”

More than half of the state of California is already in a drought, according to Thursday’s US Drought Monitor.

A typical La Niña winter in the United States brings rain and snow to the northwest and unusually dry conditions to most of the southern United States, according to the forecasting center. The Southeast and Mid-Atlantic also tend to see warmer than average temperatures during a La Niña winter.

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