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What’s Up With This Weird Weather?

Aired 1/25/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.

Guest: Alex Tardy, warning condition meteorologist, National Weather Service, San Diego


San Diegans are getting used to wondering what happened to summer. For the past couple of years, June gloom had edged into July and even August. Beach-goers shivered well into the summer months, and tourists probably felt ripped-off. This winter is unusual, too. The weather has been unseasonably warm at times, with high-pressure keeping the days warm, the nights cold and the air dry.

There is an explanation for weather phenomena, of course, and this year it's called La Nina. We are in the midst, in fact, of back-to-back La Nina conditions.

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