The Inland Sea: Why El Niño Is Coming to California

Already forming and accelerating is a powerful El Niño affecting weather around the globe. Large and strong El Niño tend to trigger a pattern of wild weather from California to New Zealand to Brazil,…

The Inland Sea: Why El Niño Is Coming to California

Already forming and accelerating is a powerful El Niño affecting weather around the globe. Large and strong El Niño tend to trigger a pattern of wild weather from California to New Zealand to Brazil, creating drought, floods, and severe heat. NOAA predicts, since this year’s El Niño formed on April 1, the warm Pacific waters are far too strong to handle the normal, cooler waters that would normally help to limit that activity. Models suggest that El Niño will last until winter. Global extremes: Heat and rain in America. Much of much of the Western United States and parts of New England this summer, will see a year-round heat wave. Record-setting heat across much of California. California rain drought over the last few years is down to, at its lowest point, 68 percent in December of last year — the lowest since record-keeping began in 1895. There are some signs of life. For the first time in more than a century, there are signs of life. For the first time in more than a century, there are signs of life. http://nyti.ms/2FKaww9

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