That really depends on where you are. Some areas do better in La Nina, some places to better in El Nino, and others do best in a neutral ENSO, said Texas A&M University agricultural economist Bruce McCarl, who studies ENSO effects. Places like Texas and the Southwest do much worse in La Ninas, McCarl said, pointing to a 2011 La Nina when 40% of the cotton crop in the high plains was too small to be harvested. … [Read more...] about Q&A: La Nina may bring more Atlantic storms, western drought
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A natural cooling of certain parts of the equatorial Pacific, La Niña sets in motion a series of changes to the world’s weather that can last months, even years. This one so far is fairly weak and is projected to last through at least February but may not be the two-to-three-year type sometimes seen in the past, NOAA Climate Prediction Center Deputy Director Mike Halpert said. … [Read more...] about La Niña Forms: May Bring More Drought, ‘Not A Good Sign’ For Wildfires
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) sent out a warning that La Niña conditions were present in the Pacific Ocean last month and are set to make its way to the US. The western region could see less rain, while the Atlantic states may be hit with hurricanes … [Read more...] about La Niña is here! NOAA spots conditions of the weather phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean that has a 75% chance of plaguing the US with hurricanes and droughts through the winter
“Now, some migrants have set alight and destroyed the Moria refugee camp on Lesbos to create pressure so that they can get from Lesbos to the European mainland,” Kurz said. “And if we give way to this pressure, we risk making the same mistake as in 2015. We risk people getting up false hopes and setting off for Greece, the smuggling business flourishing and once again countless people drowning in the Mediterranean.” … [Read more...] about Thousands left homeless by Greek refugee camp fire protest
This time last year the world’s weather was being dominated by one of the strongest El Niño events on record. As surface waters in the equatorial Eastern Pacific warmed by more than 2°C, a chain reaction of extreme weather events was set in motion. From torrential rains in Peru and huge storms pounding the coast of California, to drought and bushfire in Australia and Indonesia and catastrophic floods in south-east India (submerging parts of Chennai under eight metres of water), this El Niño really packed some punch. By May 2016 the El Niño conditions had gone, but the big question now is whether El Niño’s opposite phase – La Niña – is waiting in the wings? … [Read more...] about After El Niño, what weird weather could La Niña bring?