Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | October 11, 2012

Factoid #33: El Niño

Factoid #33: El Niño

El Niño is a warm-weather pattern that occurs about every three to seven years and lasts anywhere from nine months to a few years. This period is marked by warmer ocean temperatures in the Pacific around the equator.



  1. We hear about El Nino all the time here on the coast of California.

    • We hear the same here in Texas, Patti. Cheers, Ashley

  2. On the eastern coast of US we get more heavy snow storms during El Nino years. The storms come up from the south and we get hit hard.

    • Hi Gerri, From what I could gather, the extra rain or drought conditions during El Niño vary depending on which region of the country and the globe you live in. I do remember tree-limb-breaking snows growing up on the east coast. Cheers, Ashley

  3. we hear alot about this in calgary too

    • Interesting to hear El Niño has a significant impact in Canada, too, Louise. Cheers, Ashley

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