With dry La Niña conditions, persistent Western drought looms large in winter outlook
The forecast looks warm and continued dry this winter in California and the Southwest, which raises the disturbing prospect of a perpetual fire season. … If this scenario unfolds, it would exacerbate drought conditions in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and California, and worsen the wildfire outlook for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021.
- E&E News: La Niña winter is coming, bringing drought and wildfires
- CNN: La Niña drives winter forecast for US. Here’s what is likely in store for you
- USA Today: Winter should be mostly mild with few blizzards, but much of USA could see drought, forecasters say
- Climate.gov: 2020-21 winter outlook leans warm and dry across southern U.S.