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How Does La Niña Drive Snowfall in U.S.?

8th August 2016 | Joel Gratz

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Powder day bliss at Mt. Baker. - © Jason Matkowski

Powder day bliss at Mt. Baker.
Copyright: Jason Matkowski

Powder day bliss at Mt. Baker. - © Jason Matkowski
La Nina generally forces the jet stream to take a more northern track from the Pacific Ocean through the U.S. This increases the chance of snow across the Pacific Northwest states like Washington and Oregon and also can decrease snowfall across southern states.  - © NOAA

La Nina generally forces the jet stream to take a more northern track from the Pacific Ocean through the U.S. This increases the chance of snow across the Pacific Northwest states like Washington and Oregon and also can decrease snowfall across southern states.
Copyright: NOAA

La Nina generally forces the jet stream to take a more northern track from the Pacific Ocean through the U.S. This increases the chance of snow across the Pacific Northwest states like Washington and Oregon and also can decrease snowfall across southern states.  - © NOAA

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