La Niña to affect San Diego all winter

The U.S. Climate Prediction Center says that the La Niña that’s been brewing in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific grew stronger during August, raising the possibility that San Diego County and the rest of Southern California could receive below average rainfall this winter. But forecasters say it is unclear how strong that the La Niña will become.

La Niña is a natural periodic climate change that typically produces less rain here but increases precipitation elsewhere, in places like the Pacific Northwest.

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