La Nina could bring more snow, colder temps
More snow possible
MADISON, Wis. — The National Weather Service says a La Nina weather pattern has arrived, which could influence winter weather in southern Wisconsin.
News 3 meteorologist Haddie McLean said that La Nina could mean more precipitation for southern Wisconsin, but it’s not a guarantee. La Nina is just one of many factors that impact our weather patterns. Here are the snow records from past La Nina episodes:
Past La Nina episodes:
2011-12: 31.4″ of snow
2010-11: 73.1″ of snow 2007-08: 101.4″ of snow (record highest snowfall) 2000-01: 52.2″ of snow
The latest winter outlook for December through February shows a chance for cooler than normal temperatures for most of Wisconsin as well as higher than normal precipitation.