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Effects of La Niña

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La Niña conditions tend to influence wintertime atmospheric flow across the eastern North Pacific and North America, as shown in the figure below. La Niña episodes display considerable event-to-event variability and the overall effects tend to be less predictable than those for El Niño. Seasonal precipitation impacts are generally opposite …

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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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