Hills and Valleys Leading to San Juan Mountains

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It's official – La Niña conditions are present in Colorado and there's a 75 percent chance they'll continue across the northern hemisphere throughout the winter season, according to the National Weather Service. The agency issued an advisory regarding the conditions on September 10.

During typical La Niña years, much of Colorado tends to be a bit drier, with stronger winds and less snow. This makes it possible for drought conditions to continue or potentially worsen throughout the season.

According to a report from Fox31, La Niña may also mean that winter starts later, with below average snow in the southern portion of the state. Their report also indicates that northern mountains may see above average snow, including spots like Vail and Steamboat.

Watch a video about La Niña in Colorado from 9News below:

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