La Nina to hang around for the third straight year

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- While the La Nina climate drive is expected to hang around for a third winter, it’s not necessarily follow previous scripts.

Doug Kluck, Central Region Climate Services Director for the National Weather Service, says normally there would be more precipitation from a La Nina in the Missouri River system.

Kluck says they haven’t seen the expected precipitaton.

Kluck says that is what adds to climate prediction uncertainty.

The National Climate Prediction Center has forecast this La Nina to fade away by early spring.