La Nina to bring warm, dry conditions to Jacksonville through winter

by: Garrett Bedenbaugh Updated:

La Nina is expected to bring warm, dry conditions to the Jacksonville area through the winter and into the spring months.

La Nina conditions are present for the second year in a row as we head into winter. 

Weak La Nina conditions developed in October as the average sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific were below average.

This phenomenon can have global impacts to the weather. La Nina generally brings warmer than average temperatures to our area during the winter months.

The warmer than average temperatures are usually topped off by drier than average rainfall.

However, we will likely still see a few "cold spells." 

The warm and dry conditions across NE Florida and SE Georgia could also lead to an increased wildire risk as we head into the spring months. 

The weak La Nina is forecast to continue through at least winter.

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