You can click here to see today's latest NWS assessment of La Nina.
We're forming an opinion that we're going to see temps well above average in Arizona this winter. Daytime highs in the 70's will not be uncommon. Most of the daytime highs will be upper 50's to low 60's. Super cold early winter overnight lows will be rare. Meanwhile, we're betting Idaho Falls will see protracted periods of sub zero overnight lows with a stretch of daytime highs that never get above zero all day long! I'd be willing to bet that the longest cold stretch will be 10-14 days! Cabin fever is definitely going to be a huge factor here this winter.
Meanwhile, DUST will be the dreaded four letter word in our Arizona neighborhood. I'm betting my allergies will be running rampant down there this winter. There will be precious little rain to settle the Arizona dust. As always, this weather forecast and $4 will get you a medium decent cuppa joe at your local Starbucks!
(Note Added the following morning: We did a blog post on the historic low level of Lake Mead. if this La Nina delivers "according to predictions," Lake Mead is almost certain to fall to a level that would require water rationing. Click here to read our post on the Snowbird blog.)