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“Triple dip” La Niña on the horizon for drought-stricken Calif., U.S.

Meteorologists have predicted that a “triple-dip” La Niña is expected to occur through the remainder of 2022 and possibly into early 2023.

In an update on Thursday, the National Weather Service reported a 91 percent chance of La Niña conditions in the months of September through November, decreasing to 54 percent January through March of 2023. 

The weather conditions will mean less rain and drier conditions this fall for most of the U.S.

Every state in the U.S., apart from those closer to the Canadian border, are expecting to see above-average temperatures forecast through the fall season. 

Another season of La Niña could spell trouble for California, which has suffered through intense, prolonged drought seasons in the past few years. 

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Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.