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El Niño Predictions: What Went Wrong in 2014?
Weather and climate researchers predicted a strong El Niño in 2014. It failed to manifest. This year, El Niño is back and stronger than ever. What happened?
More Super El Niños Could Decimate Pacific Corals
The long list of maladies attributed to El Niño continues to grow. In addition to affecting weather patterns around the world, the climate phenomenon also has a profound impact on ocean levels in the Pacific that can hurt coral reefs.
Research to Measure Cost of Climate Change, Improve Prediction of Severe Weather
New research appearing online today in the journal Nature Climate Change by NOAA and partners forecasts the effects of climate change on countries' economic output and suggests that rising greenhouse gases may contribute to more extreme El Niños.
Our Weather: El Nino Meets 'The Blob' — But Will It Help?
There's El Nino, and then there's "the blob." Both are phenomena associated with warm water in the Pacific. Both could have some impact on the weather, including building hopes for a big winter that might help pull the West out of protracted drought.
El Niño meets 'The Blob'
It sounds like a horror movie: "El Niño Meets The Blob." But it is really two forces of nature, getting ready to impact Oregon at the same time. And no one knows what will happen.