Forecasters warn this winter’s El Niño could be historically strong.
The trend is significantly increasing the chances that storms will drench California this winter, according to a new report released by federal scientists.
“During past ice ages the tropical Pacific Ocean behaved rather as it does to day in an El Niño event, bringing downpours to some places and drought to others.”
“The Pacific is in a really extreme configuration right now.” Compares to the El Niño of 1997, the strongest El Niño on record.
Here’s another important study showing that El Niño activity correlates with ice ages.
Scientists think the ‘blob’ could be behind the weather extremes across North America in recent winters, says this video from the BBC.
Recent headlines downplay the importance of this super-heated water by calling it a “warm blob,” but this particular blob – which covers one million square miles! – can help explain the deceptive claims of “warmest year on record.”
It could also trigger the next ice age.
The scale and magnitude of the explosive activity dwarfs anything seen on other mid-ocean ridges.
What does it mean for winter?