According To NOAA You Will Need New Boots This Year
Dust off your snow gear and umbrellas. Our area is about to experience a wet winter in 2024, all thanks to the anticipated arrival of El Niño!
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has shared some fantastic news for winter enthusiasts, nature lovers, and those of us to like to use water. This is an El Niño year, the big event is on the horizon, and they are saying they expect it to bring a wet winter season.
El Niño, for those unfamiliar, is a climate phenomenon that occurs in the tropical Pacific Ocean. It involves the warming of sea surface temperatures, which has far-reaching impacts on weather patterns. In this case, El Niño is set to work its magic, blessing Southern Utah with a continuation of precipitation.
We desert dwellers are big fans of El Niño. I don't know anyone who is unhappy when it brings added moisture. Unless you live on a hill and we really get swamped, we love it! In fact, we love El Niño so much that we have anglicized the word and call all of our boys that endearing term.
So, definitely expect it, call the family and book your snow vacations because this is the weather, and the weather is always predictable. OK, maybe not, but they are looking at up to a 40% chance above normal precipitation. So cross your fingers and galosh-covered toes and let's see another wet year.
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