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Message 1526824 - Posted: 11 Jun 2014, 10:58:59 UTC
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I'm putting this here in politics because this is were most weather/climate debate is taking place. I'll leave it to the mods to change if it thought to be in wrong place.

If it does as predicted in this article the results will turn political.

How El Niño will change the world's weather in 2014

With a 90% chance of the global weather phenomenon striking this year, impacts both devastating and beneficial will be felt from India to Peru


The global El Niño weather phenomenon, whose impacts cause global famines, floods – and even wars – now has a 90% chance of striking this year, according to the latest forecast released to the Guardian.

El Niño begins as a giant pool of warm water swelling in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, that sets off a chain reaction of weather events around the world – some devastating and some beneficial.

India is expected to be the first to suffer, with weaker monsoon rains undermining the nation’s fragile food supply, followed by further scorching droughts in Australia and collapsing fisheries off South America. But some regions could benefit, in particular the US, where El Niño is seen as the “great wet hope” whose rains could break the searing drought in the west.




Global sea surface temperature in May 2013 and May 2014. Photograph: NASA

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Message 1526860 - Posted: 11 Jun 2014, 13:25:43 UTC

Well, it depends where in the world you live, if you look forward to El Nino.

This cyclical event always brings rain to 'Hot Desert Climates' in the US, IE: Southern California, Arizona, etc.

Here in Florida: This cyclical event usually means less, or no hurricane's, striking Florida.


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Message 1526921 - Posted: 11 Jun 2014, 16:57:53 UTC - in response to Message 1526860.

That's right we expect very little extreme hurricane activity in the Western Hemisphere this year.

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Message 1526923 - Posted: 11 Jun 2014, 17:01:43 UTC - in response to Message 1526860.

Well, it depends where in the world you live, if you look forward to El Nino.

This cyclical event always brings rain to 'Hot Desert Climates' in the US, IE: Southern California, Arizona, etc.

Here in Florida: This cyclical event usually means less, or no hurricane's, striking Florida.


tell me about the rains - Le Nino arrived and ruined my last trip to the USA when chunks of the coastal road were washed out - and we nearly got diverted from SF to LA on arrival, which would have really p'd me off....
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Message 1527896 - Posted: 14 Jun 2014, 6:20:43 UTC

El Niño Could Make U.S. Weather More Extreme during 2014

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