Meteorologist Says It’s Hard To Know How El Niño Will Affect Our Summer Weather

Northwest Iowa — We’ve been told that the weather pattern has changed. We were under a La Niña, and now we’re under an El Niño. (La Niña means “Little Girl” in Spanish and El Niño means “Little Boy.”)

But what does it all mean for our weather this summer? Meteorologist Peter Rogers with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls tells us that in our area, the two twin phenomena don’t really predict summertime weather very well.

He does give us an idea of what the climate folks at the National Weather Service ARE predicting at this time.

Rogers tells us what the El Niño could mean for the upcoming winter.

Again, those trends are not for this summer, but the upcoming winter could be warmer than normal.



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