You say El Niño, but they say La Niña

The National Weather Service officially flipped the switch today on expectations of our future rain, declaring the "demise" of our recent El Niño conditions. In their place is a La Niña watch — cooler water temperatures in the equatorial Pacific that for some reason portend dryness for us. "A growing number of models...indicate the onset of La Niña conditions during June-August 2010," the official El NiñoI/Southern Oscillation diagnostic discussion from NWS says. Emily Green digs into the stats at Chance of Rain.

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