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Published June 05, 2014, 11:38 AM

70 percent chance of El Nino this summer

The U.S. weather forecaster says there was an increased likelihood of an El Nino weather phenomenon striking during the Northern Hemisphere summer.

By: Reuters,

NEW YORK — The U.S. weather forecaster says there was an increased likelihood of an El Nino weather phenomenon striking during the Northern Hemisphere summer.

The Climate Prediction Center, an agency of the National Weather Service, says there was a 70 percent chance of El Nino, which can wreak havoc on global crops, during the summer and 80 percent during the fall and winter.

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