As El Niño fades, here comes La Niña

A big blob of cold water is rising from the depths in the equatorial Pacific, heralding the likely arrival of La Niña by fall

What a difference a few months make. In January, El Niño was still going strong. But now, not only is it waning but there is a 75 percent chance that its opposite — La Niña — will develop by fall, according to the latest monthly update from the Climate Prediction Center.

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