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Does NOAA’s La Niña Watch mean more hurricanes for NC this year? What experts say

One of the stronger El Niños on record is expected to fade away this spring, likely to be followed by a La Niña that could make for a busy Atlantic hurricane season.

Here’s what forecasters are watching.

The El Niño that developed last fall was the first in four years and one of the stronger ones since meteorologists began tracking them. The stronger the El Niño (or La Niña), the greater its impacts will be.