Powerful El Nino to Bring Record-Breaking Wet Weather to West Coast this Winter

Will it bring death and destruction?

The massive El Nino (warm ocean temperature; see red in sea temp photo below) is being called “too big to fail” by a NASA scientist, promising a drought-busting wet winter for Los Angeles (S. Cal.) at 60% and San Francisco (N. Cal.) at 40% having a wet winter.

“There’s no longer a possibility that El Niño wimps out at this point. It’s too big to fail,” said Bill Patzert, climatologist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge. “And the winter over North America is definitely not going to be normal,” he said.

El Nino 2015

SEA TEMPERATURE MAP image released October 9, 2015 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

KOFR writes:  “Scientists say El Niño is getting stronger because of rising sea-level ocean temperatures in the Pacific Ocean and a change of directions of the wind along the equator. That means that winter storms that normally drop rain in central America could shift north and move them over California and the southern United States.

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