Weather service projects what the weather will be like in the spring

While it has taken awhile, the long predicted La Nina climate impact seems to have taken hold.

Those effects will linger for a while yet. Becky Bollinger, Colorado assistant State Climatologist moderated this months North Central Region Climate update.

She says March temperatures should follow a La Nina pattern.

Bollinger says areas that are dry now will stay dry.

Bollinger says the spring outlook for March, April and May follow the same pattern.

Bollinger says the climate outlooks expect the La Nina to fade to neutral conditions by summer.

A La Nina occurs when Pacific Ocean surface temperatures cool below normal, which then has an impact on North American weather.