El Niño Watch Issued

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Monday, October 22, 2018

This coming Winter could be warmer than average in western Canada.

NOAA says that there is a 70 to 75 percent chance of El Niño forming later this fall and lasting through winter 2018-19.

El Niño is associated with a band of warm ocean water that develops in the central and east-central equatorial Pacific, off the Pacific coast of South America.

El Niño is accompanied by high air pressure in the western Pacific and low air pressure in the eastern Pacific.

Over North America, the main temperature and precipitation impacts of El Niño, generally occur in the six months between October and March.

In particular the majority of Canada generally has milder than normal winters and springs, with the exception of eastern Canada where no significant impacts occur.

The Team

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