Long range predictions from NOAA show colder and wetter than average conditions for Minnesota and other states in the northern tier of the country. That's because for the second year in a row the weather pattern known as La Nina is in play. Other weather factors could still disrupt it though. The agency warns flooding might also be a problem again. Continued droughts are in store for the southwest U.S.
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