La Nina Could Bring Colder and Wetter Winter

The La Nina weather pattern will influence Iowa’s climate for the winter ahead, likely bringing wetter and colder-than-normal temperatures. It’s the third winter in a row for La Nina, but observers do -not- expect it to make a fourth appearance. Meteorologist Doug Kluck, the climate services director for the central region of the National Weather Service, says they see La Nina fading early next year. 

Kluck says they expect cooler, wetter weather for the region during December. 


Kluck says the expectation for December through February is similar. 


With La Nina fading, Kluck says the expectation is for more normal weather trends across North America.