La Nina Could Have an Effect on Winter Weather in the Northern Plains

Huron SD News, Huron SD Radio Station, Beadle County News

The Climate Prediction Center has issued a La Nina watch for the fall and winter. That relates to cooler sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, and has an impact on North American weather.

Dennis Todey , Head of the Midwest Climate Hub in Ames Iowa says that prediction evolved quickly.

Todey says there are still questions about the possible effects of this development.

Todey says a La Nina has more of an impact on winter weather.

Todey says that could also lead to more snow over the northern plains this winter.