El Niño conditions return to affect weather

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El Nino

Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies showing the 1998 El Niño event (Nasa.gov)

El Niño has returned.  The weather conditions that appeared to control the weather conditions all across the globe has made a comeback this year to heat up the air and to bring rains to some parts of the world, and heat waves to others.

Government scientists say the periodic warming of water in the tropical Pacific Ocean that can affect weather around the world has returned.

The Pacific had been in what is called a neutral state. But forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say the sea surface temperature climbed to 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit above normal along a narrow band in the eastern equatorial Pacific in June.

In addition, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said temperatures in other tropical regions are also above normal.

In general, El Niño conditions are associated with increased rainfall across the east-central and eastern Pacific and with drier than normal conditions over northern Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

A summer El Niño can lead to wetter than normal conditions in the inter-mountain regions of the United States. In an El Niño year there tend to be more Eastern Pacific hurricanes and fewer Atlantic hurricanes.

And since we haven’t seen this in a while, here’s the classic SNL skit, with Chris Farley:

El Niño: I am El Niño! All other tropical storms must bow before El Niño! Yo soy El Niño! For those of you who don’t “habla Español,” El Niño is Spanish for.. The Niño!

-via Breitbart

Paul Martin

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