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El Nino gone; winter outlook unclear
A weak El Nino went away in July as sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean along the equator cooled to within a normal range, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday. Nick Bond is quoted.
Mild El Nino Ahead Part 2
Join Bob Larson and Nick Bond on the Washington State Farm Bureau Report talking about El Nino in spring 2019.
'Monster' El Nino a chance later this year, pointing to extended dry times
Relief for Australia's drought-hit regions could be a long way off, with climate influences in the Pacific and Indian oceans tilting towards drier conditions and a "monster" El Nino a possibility by year's end. Mike McPhaden is featured.
El Nino nearly a sure bet now for the Northwest
Odds are increasing that an El Nino will form, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday, bolstering earlier forecasts that winter will be mild in the Northwest. Nick Bond is quoted.
The Pacific Northwest Might Experience a Warmer Than Average Winter, New Forecast Says
Portland experienced record-breaking heat this summer, and it looks like winter could be unusually warm as well. A new winter weather forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows that an El Niño—or a warming of sea-surface temperatures—is likely to develop on the Pacific Ocean in the coming months. An El Niño, Oregon Public Broadcasting first reported, could make for a warmer, drier Pacific Northwest winter. Nick Bond is interviewed.