Only positive aspect of the 3 year La Niña is it might’ve staved off future La Niña cycles for the next 5-10 years.
Previous 3+ year Niña (or just -ENSO) cycles tended to preclude future La Niñas for at least 5 years, sometimes close to a decade.
54/55 - 56/57: No La Niña for 8 years (64/65). The 13 year stretch between 1957/58 - 1969/70 featured 5 El Niños and 1 La Niña.
73/74 - 75/76: No La Niña for 8 years (83/84). 4 El Niños that stretch.
83/84 - 85/86: The following 9 years featured 5 El Niños and just 1 La Niña (88/89). Next niña would not occur until 1995/96, another 7 year wait.
98/99-00/01: No La Niña for 5 years (05/06) and it barely met threshold.
Oregon came out really flat yesterday. Stanford also has two field goal drives which ate up a bunch of time early. It was 6-0 Stamford in the 2nd quarter and then Oregon snapped into focus and blew them out easily. I kind of liked that they had to face a little adversity.