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In the December 2017 Climate Prediction Center update, La Niña conditions are predicted to continue (exceeding ~80 percent chance) through the Northern Hemisphere during winter 2017-18. Therefore, there is currently a La Niña advisory alert, and these conditions are likely to affect temperature and precipitation in the United States. The current outlook generally favors above-average temperatures and below-median precipitation across the southern tier of the United States, and below-average temperatures and above-median precipitation across the northern tier...

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Our Q&A on El Niño, La Niña and their effects on weather patterns and drought in the United States continues with Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, a Professor of Meteorology at Texas A&M University, and the Texas State Climatologist. Read Part I

FNI Water: How do forecasters predict El Niño and La Niña?

Dr. Nielsen-Gammon...

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Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon answered our questions about El Niño, La Niña and their effects on weather patterns and drought in the United States.

Dr. Nielsen-Gammon is a Professor of Meteorology at Texas A&M University, and the Texas State Climatologist, and has participated in Climate Change and Drought Seminars hosted by the...

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook map for April 17 through July 31, 2014 shows drought to persist or intensify in most of the southwestern United States. In Texas, drought is expected to develop, persist or intensify throughout parts of West Texas and the Panhandle. In the eastern and southern portions of the state, drought improvement or removal is likely. To view the NOAA U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook map, click here

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Over the last year, Freese and Nichols has hosted half-day and one-hour seminars to discuss Texas' drought with recommendations on how clients can respond. Questions included: How does the Texas drought affect our clients? How does the 2011 drought compare to previous droughts? How long will the drought last? What can our clients do in response to the drought?  Click here to view the February 2012 presentation for the one-hour Freese and Nichols drought seminar.  Click...

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