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Is La Niņa returning for 2012?

The National Weather Service says La Niņa could happen for 2012. It could also not.

Updated: August 23, 2011, 3:33 PM ET
By Megan Michelson | ESPN Action Sports

First, a note of full disclosure: I am very much rooting for another La Niņa season this winter. I am a skier and I live in the Pacific Northwest, the corner of the country that perhaps benefits most from La Niņa's touch.

Last season's La Niņa was enjoyable from its record-breaking start to its lingering finish (with the exception of a rainy January). National snowfall totals were up 27 percent and heaping powder days crashed into the next everywhere from Tahoe to Utah. ...

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