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  1. La Niña

    La Niña is a coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon that is the counterpart of El Niño as part of the broader El Niño–Southern Oscillation climate pattern. During a period of La Niña, the sea surface temperature across the equatorial Eastern Central Pacific Ocean will be lower than normal by 3–5 °C. In the United States, an episode of La Niña is defined as a period of at least 5 months of La Niña conditions. The name La Niña originates from Spanish, meaning "the little girl," analogous to El Niño meaning "the little boy." La Niña, sometimes informally called "anti-El Niño", is the opposite of El Niño, where the latter corresponds instead to a higher sea surface temperature by a deviation of at least 0.5 °C, and its effects are often the reverse of those of El Niño. El Niño is known for its potentially catastrophic impact on the weather along the Chilean, Peruvian, New Zealand, and Australian coasts, among others. It has extensive effects on the weather in North America, even affecting the Atlantic Hurricane Season. La Niña is often, though not always, preceded by an El Niño.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of la niña in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of la niña in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kyle Tapley:

    Some models were showing La Nina developing by July but they have delayed that by a month or two now.

  2. Ernest Shaw:

    Malcolm X touched me in my 20s; Baldwin in my 30s. Now in my 40s, as I am watching my daughter grow into womanhood, it's Nina Simone.

  3. Wendell Watson:

    Nina Pham bravely served Texas Health Dallas during a most difficult time. We continue to support and wish the best for her, and we remain optimistic that constructive dialogue can resolve this matter.

  4. Producer Julie Plec:

    Nina is excited to spread her wings, get some rest, travel the world and also take it by storm, and we support her a thousand-fold, we will miss Nina and the four hundred characters she played, but we look forward to the insane and exciting challenge of continuing to tell stories of our Salvatore Brothers and our much-loved and gifted ensemble.

  5. Kyle Tapley:

    If we don't have a quicker transition to La Nina, we have less likelihood of very hot and dry summer across the United States, our forecasts show just above normal temperatures across eastern and central U.S., but not extreme heat by any means. On the precipitation side, we are seeing close to normal in most of the corn and soybean areas across the U.S. Midwest.

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