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By Bob Valen 

What will winter bring?


I’ve licked my finger, held it up to the air; now I can tell you what winter will bring.

If only it were that simple! So, let me share what is being stated by our federal agencies that work in the arena of weather prediction. First, let’s take a look at what is going on in the Tropical Pacific Ocean — down there where La Niña and El Niño are found.

That area, down there in the Tropical Pacific Ocean, is called the ENSO — El Niño Southern Oscillation. What’s happening currently is that sea surface temperatures are dropping and there is a large, deep pool of cool water lurking be...

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