STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER El Nino Fixation
The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) released an updated winter forecast last Thursday. Most of the year they were forecasting a higher than normal probability of a warmer than average winter, but with... Posted on 11/16/12 at 12:22 PM
El Nino, or a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific, can prompt drought in Southeast Asia and Australia and heavy rains in South America, hitting production of food such as rice, wheat and sugar.
But that’s at odds with National Weather Service predictions Americans, you might want to check on your sweaters and shovels — the Farmers’ Almanac is predicting a cold winter for many of you. The almanac’s forecast, however, is at odds with the National Weather Service, which is calling for warmer-than-normal temperatures across much of the country because of an El Nino system in the tropical Pacific Ocean
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