El Niño update as winter weather forecast to change within weeks
… Meteorologist Stephanie Sullivan told CBS8 on Monday that California is likely to be particularly affected by the wetter weather. “Water being warmer than normal near the equator can affect our storm patterns,” she said. “It did start to show above normal precipitation starting in December.” There is up to a 50 percent chance of above-normal rainfall she said, adding that temperatures are likely to be warmer than normal too. A NASA analysis of the weather patterns also suggests that El Niño is likely to bring increased rain, and may even cause high-tide flooding in West Coast cities. “El Niño could result in up to five instances of a type of flooding called a 10-year flood event this winter in cities including Seattle and San Diego,” the agency said.
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