Did You Know? #14 Holy Bjerknes! El Nino in the News.

“The sky is falling! …err… I mean… Balloon Boy is coming!”
No, nothing as eventful as that… What I really meant to say is “El Nino is coming! “

Thankfully, there is no need to wonder if your life will be impacted. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) has released their winter outlook report highlighting the effects of the latest El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event. Not sure what ENSO is all about? The below animation shows what happens to ocean water temperatures and heights in the Pacific Ocean during an ENSO event. Following the animation is a link that will take you to a site that describes ENSO in more detail.

Follow this link for a description about the events that take place during an El Nino.

If you’re living in New England, don’t blame the weather on ENSO! Check out the maps below created by NOAA to see which areas of the United States will be affected. Oh yeah, Want to know what that “Holy Bjerknes” business is all about? Click Here!

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