During the last two years we have been in a neutral (or La Nada) situation with the tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures (SST) and winds being near normal. But a strong El Nino, in which the waters of the tropical Pacific warm substantially, could bring significant changes to U.S. weather, including:
- The movement of the jet stream southward into California, bringing the potential for heavy precipitation next winter.
- Poor snow pack and less major storms in the Northwest
- Warmer temperatures over the northern tier of the U.S.
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