NOAA passes word, late today, that there are signs of a growing La Nina in the Pacific. If you remember your sea-surface temperature phenomena, that’s the cold patch that forms along the equator in place of an El Nino, which is a warm patch. La Ninas have a bunch of different effects, but one to be mindful of, say the oceanographers, is fewer jet streams to prevent Atlantic hurricanes from reaching the U.S. mainland. But it’s February; plenty of time for things to change. More HERE.