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El Nino - A Potential Powerful Weather-Pattern?

What is El Nino?
The weather-pattern known as El Nino can be a powerful force of nature.

Scientists say that El Nino may be responsible for the floods, heavy rains, tornadoes, Pacific hurricanes and other changes in the jet stream that we have seen this year from California to Texas and, maybe, the heavy snows in Boston and New England.

El Nino is growing rapidly in the Pacific Ocean. This band of warm ocean water in the eastern Pacific will continue throughout the year and peak in the winter. Scientists are not sure if it will be a powerful weather factor or a non-issue. Last year, an El Nino was predicted and did not materialize.

The year 1998 was the last powerful El Nino. It hit the West Coast and caused record rains and mudslides in California.

How Does El Nino Affect Hurricane Season?
The strengthening El Nino may also be tied to a below average hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean. This year, six to 11 tropical storms may develop into three to six storms becoming hurricanes. El Nino causes unusually warm temperatures in the Pacific Ocean and changes global wind patterns and hostile upper level winds in the Atlantic Ocean that decrease hurricane conditions. Hurricanes favor calm environments and El Nino creates stronger than normal winds that tend to tear hurricanes apart.

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Sources: National Climate Assessment, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Climate Prediction Center

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