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El Nino and warm water 'blob' affecting Northwest weather
The National Climate Prediction Center says a weak El Nino should be with us through December at least. El Nino has the effect of keeping the fall and winter climate in the Pacific Northwest warmer and drier than normal.
What has Happened to El Nino?
At the start of 2014 meteorologists warned of a possible El Nino event this year. The portents were persuasive – a warming of the central Pacific much like that which preceded the powerful El Nino event of 1997.
Climate change could spawn more frequent El Ninos
Some of the worst El Niños, the infamous climate patterns that shake up weather around the world, could double in frequency in upcoming decades due to global warming, says a new study out Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change.
Global Warming likely to intensify El Niño say climate scientists
El Niño is likely to become more intense with climate change, and produce drier conditions for Australia and the Western Pacific, with increases in rainfall in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific in the mid to late twenty first century, according to new research.