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La Nina has left the building

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Drought Monitor

The two year long weather phenomenon, La Nina, has gone.

For the South and for hurricane areas along the coasts, this is a good thing! La Nina is a weather phenomenon that is caused by the cooling of the Pacific Ocean.

During La Nina, droughts are triggered in the South, and rain is triggered in the North.  It also creates more hurricanes in the Atlantic during summer.

Forecasters have reported drought relief in Texas earlier this year, but recently it has intensified again. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, back in September almost 54% of the Southern U.S. were considered in exceptional drought conditions, including Northeast Texas.

Fortunately, the region is currently not experiencing a drought at all, and thanks to La Nina leaving, those conditions should start to spread.

Stay with KETR for your latest weather updates!

Have a blessed day and stay safe!

Daniel was born and raised in Commerce, TX, and has been a life-long listener of 88.9 KETR. After listening to ‘The Art of Sound’ with Mark Chapman as a child, he enjoyed the thought of being able to broadcast across NE Texas. He is now a Radio/Television student at Texas A&M University-Commerce and hopes to continue his work in radio after he graduates. He has been heard in the past as the host of ‘All Things Considered’, ‘Movie Picks with Alice Reese’ and ‘The Morning Bell’.