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Effects of El Niño

El Niño conditions influence wintertime atmospheric flow across the eastern North Pacific and North America. There is considerable event-to-event variability in the character of El Niño episodes and in some areas, impacts can vary substantially from one event to another. However, there are some sections of the United States where …

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What are El Niño and La Niña ?

Near the end of each calendar year, ocean surface temperatures warm along the coasts of Ecuador and northern Peru. In the past, local residents referred to this annual warming as “El Niño,” meaning “The Child,” due to its appearance around the Christmas season. The appearance of El Niño signified the …

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