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How The Coming El Niņo Will Change The World's Weather
BI - Live Science ^ | 5-22-2014 | Becky Oskin, LiveScience

Posted on 05/22/2014 12:45:13 PM PDT by blam

Becky Oskin
May 22, 2014, 12:56 PM

The forecast for a drought-busting El Niño this winter has Californians as giddy as kids at Christmas.

An El Niño is the warm phase of a natural Pacific Ocean climate cycle driven by sea surface temperatures. The redistribution of hotter versus colder surface water triggers changes in atmospheric circulation that influences rainfall and storm patterns around the world.

Warm water is piling up in the equatorial eastern Pacific Ocean right now, similar to the pattern that preceded the strong 1997-1998 El Niño, when California was drenched by a series of winter storms.

The coming El Niño could finally bring real drought relief to California and other Southwestern states now in severe drought conditions. Based on past events, excess rainfall will also hit southeastern South America and eastern equatorial Africa, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). [Infographic: Earth's Atmosphere Top to Bottom]

A new graphic from NOAA details El Niño's global impact on rainfall, from drought in Australia to flooding in India.

Typical rainfall patterns during El Niño events. Such patterns are likely during El Niño events, but not certain.

As the image shows, the change in global rainfall patterns caused by an especially powerful El Niño won't be welcomed everywhere in the world. The climate phenomenon will also bring drought to Indonesia, northern South America and southern Africa, NOAA said in a statement.

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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drought; elnino; rainfall; weather

1 posted on 05/22/2014 12:45:13 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Who can forget 1998 in California?

We had new snow in the passes through June.


2 posted on 05/22/2014 12:47:46 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: blam

Oh my!

Equatorial Sahara will be dry!
The Pacific ^OCEAN^ will be wet.

The Goracle has spoken!


3 posted on 05/22/2014 12:48:49 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: blam

The reincarnation of Chris Farley?


4 posted on 05/22/2014 12:49:21 PM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: blam

WE’RE ALL GONNA DIIIIIIIE!


5 posted on 05/22/2014 12:50:02 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: blam

These charts and predictions are so vague and nebulous as to render them pretty meaningless.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 12:50:11 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: cicero2k

I believe this is called, “climate change.”


7 posted on 05/22/2014 12:52:24 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: blam

I notice that the map shows Vancouver Island, and N.W. Washington as “Dry” from November to the following March. That’s what we would usually call “good weather”. Typically, October to April is rainy season, and May to September is (mostly) dry.

It looks like the worst thing about this El Niño (if these climate predictions actually do come to pass), will be the endless bombardment by propaganda about “global warming” (or whatever it’s called then).


8 posted on 05/22/2014 12:55:54 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Common Sense 101
Chris Farley as El Nino
9 posted on 05/22/2014 1:02:20 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: blam

The bad news is, the El Nino whether strong or not, will give the global warming fraudsters the cover to “adjust” their numbers to make sure 2014 and/or 2015 is the warmest year ever, which will let them claim the pause seen over the last 17 years is over.

Already the NOAA fudged the numbers to make April 2014 the warmest April on Record. For comparison, the RSS which uses the same NASA satellites found April 2014 to be the 10th warmest and way below the April record set in 1998 (1998 - +0.85° vs 2014 +0.26°).


10 posted on 05/22/2014 1:02:58 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Yep, rain, flooding, mudslides, all sure signs of global warming.

It is all part of the “Heads we win, Tails you lose”, of the global warming campaign.


11 posted on 05/22/2014 1:03:36 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: blam

Then how will they blame the changing weather on humans?


12 posted on 05/22/2014 1:06:13 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: blam

What an excellent excuse for the warmers to shut down more American manufacturers.


13 posted on 05/22/2014 1:06:15 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: blam

I loved the last one back in the 90s.

Here in Michigan, it was mild and relatively dry. I’ll take it!


14 posted on 05/22/2014 1:06:24 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: blam

Superimposing my projected travel on this map I am in good shape.


15 posted on 05/22/2014 1:23:41 PM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: blam
In my next life I intend to be a meteorologist.

There are no consequences for being wrong.

16 posted on 05/22/2014 1:25:27 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: cicero2k
Who can forget 1998 in California?

We had steady rain for a bloody month. It did get old.

17 posted on 05/22/2014 1:30:29 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Churchillspirit

There are no consequences for being wrong.

Not always....those Nazi meteorologists prior to the Battle of the Bulge who predicted a low cloud cover and fog for a few weeks knew what the consequences would be if they were wrong. See, predicting weather events correctly is just the application of the proper threat to ensure accuracy.


18 posted on 05/22/2014 1:37:33 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: blam

Yes, instead of being rainy, sunny, snowy, and windy, it’ll be windy, sunny, rainy, and snowy.

Horrors!


19 posted on 05/22/2014 1:52:03 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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Hmmm... could pose a problem for the cigar supply chain.


20 posted on 05/22/2014 1:56:27 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: blam

Back in the day, when I watched network news, I used to love hearing Dan Rather say “El Niño”. El Neeeeenyo.


21 posted on 05/22/2014 2:03:47 PM PDT by Jaxter (If the scandal buck doesn't stop on someone's desk it will eventually overtake Voyager I.)
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To: blam

Dang it. Just when I have a long list of shovel ready projects..

Oh cell, a new sump was already on the list.


22 posted on 05/22/2014 2:06:05 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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Oh vell

Damn spill chucker


23 posted on 05/22/2014 2:07:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: blam

Are those undersea volcanoes acting up again?


24 posted on 05/22/2014 2:12:19 PM PDT by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: blam



25 posted on 05/22/2014 2:32:44 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: blam

And no matter whether it’s too wet or too dry, too cold or too hot, we will be bombarded with “ Global Climate Change” horseshit.


26 posted on 05/22/2014 2:35:56 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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I KNEW it! I KNEW IT! Finally, something we can blame the Mexicans for.


27 posted on 05/22/2014 2:40:24 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: blam

If it will bring rain to Texas by all means bring it on, the sooner the better.


28 posted on 05/22/2014 2:49:10 PM PDT by Ace the Biker (I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
I notice that the map shows Vancouver Island, and N.W. Washington as “Dry” from November to the following March. That’s what we would usually call “good weather”.

Yep. The same where I live, 150 miles or so NNW of Victoria - cloudy with drizzle today.
29 posted on 05/22/2014 3:38:59 PM PDT by caveat emptor (!)
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To: blam

Now if we all drove electric cars, used he right light bulbs and had wind turbines on our roof tops, King Obama could command the weather and stop the rise of sea level.


30 posted on 05/22/2014 3:46:06 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: blam
The coming El Niño could finally bring real drought relief to California

The water will all go to the delta smelt.

31 posted on 05/22/2014 5:19:50 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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