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Climate jury issues verdict on months ahead

Recent cooling in sea surface temperatures signals the return of a La Nina pattern


September 28, 2017

Paul Delaney

Early September snows in the high country of the Bitterroot Mountains in Idaho hint at a snowy winter ahead with a La Nina weather pattern in place.


Staff Reporter

After deliberating over the past month, the verdict is in and the region will see its weather in the months ahead under the influence of a return to a La Nina weather pattern.

"A lot of the models are sort of in disagreement with each other," retired Eastern Washington University geography professor and climate expert, Dr. Bob Quinn' said earlier in the month. That prompted him to suggest keeping the warmer than normal ocean temps and generally drier winters with a weak El Nino.

But by last Monday the evidence proved otherwise. "The ocean temperatures definite...

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