Goodbye El Niño Hello La Niña

Posted by on Saturday, April 16, 2016

By NASA image by Jesse Allen | 2007

We are basically done talking about El Niño so how we will talk his sister La Niña.

According to climatologists there is a 50 percent chance of La Niña forming in 2016.

La Niña is the positive phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation and is associated with cooler than average sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean.

In Canada, La Niña will, in general, cause a cooler, snowier winter, such as the near-record-breaking amounts of snow recorded in the La Niña winter of 2007/2008 in Eastern Canada.

This also allows for the development of many stronger-than-average hurricanes in the Atlantic and fewer in the Pacific.



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