# La nina
La Niña Conditions Portend Another Dry Winter for California
It appears that another dry Winter is in the cards for California after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that La Niña conditions are expected to continue through at least January 2023. Brad Pugh who serves as the Operational Drought Lead for the NOAA's Prediction Center said:
La Niña returns for the third year in a row for the first time this century
"It is exceptional to have three consecutive years with a la Niña event. Its cooling influence is temporarily slowing the rise in global temperatures – but it will not halt or reverse the long-term warming trend," Petteri Taalas, the secretary-general of WMO, said in a recent report.
Heat Waves in USA
Over 100 million Americans are living under excessive heat warnings and advisories as forecasters warn of "dangerously hot conditions". Taking humidity into account, the mercury could hit 105 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. An excessive heat warning was issued for large swaths of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. The extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.