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.

Advertisements

Responses

  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


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: