La Niña

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La Ni·ña

 (lä nēn′yä)
n.
A cooling of the ocean surface off the western coast of South America, occurring periodically every 4 to 12 years and affecting Pacific and other weather patterns.

[American Spanish, the girl (to distinguish it from El Niño) : Spanish la, the (from Latin illa, feminine of ille; see al- in Indo-European roots) + niña, daughter (from Old Spanish ninna, from Vulgar Latin *nīnna).]

La Niña

(læ ˈniːnjə)
n
(Physical Geography) meteorol a cooling of the eastern tropical Pacific, occurring in certain years
[C20: from Spanish: The Little Girl, to distinguish it from El Niño]

La Ni·ña

(lä nēn′yä)
A cooling of the surface water of the eastern and central Pacific Ocean, occurring every 4 to 12 years and causing unusual weather patterns. The cooler water brings drought to western South America and heavy rains to eastern Australia and Indonesia. Compare El Niño.
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According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), La Nina still persists in the tropical Pacific but will likely transition to neutral phase, where there is neither La Nina nor El Nino, between March and May.
In a statement the past week, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said a La Nina condition has been developing since September 2017, characterized by the unusually cool ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific.
There was a La Nina for the early part of last winter.
In its Seasonal Climate Outlook, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is now keeping watch on the development of La Nina as the tropical Pacific continues to exhibit cooler-than- average sea surface temperatures.
Government weather forecasters say La Nina is here.
The researchers noted that the two superoutbreaks of tornadoes in the South in 2011 as well as the historic 1974 Superoutbreak all occurred in resurging La Nina years.
Naturalmente, Saara no es su primera victima: ha perpetrado el mismo crimen tanto con la madre de la nina como con la tia Kirstin, que sin embargo ha procurado mantenerse cerca de sus padres a los que visita a menudo con su esposo, un buen hombre llamado Heikki que reparara, mucho antes de su mujer, en las anomalias conductuales de la nina de siete anos.
Seidel, dijo la nina en un acento remoto, como si ella tambien acabara de llegar de Afuera.
La Nina is a cooling in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, sometimes thought of as El Nino's opposite.
Mediante la accion, el nino y la nina construyen nuevas estructuras mentales, las asimilan e incorporan a las que ya tenian.
Aceptada en el curso, la nina debe ser tambien aceptada socialmente, lo que no sera tarea facil porque es muy corta de estatura.