Topic: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


  • El Niño 2014: What it is, when it's coming, and what to expect

    El Niño is stirring in the Pacific, although forecasters aren't ready to pronouncing it awake just yet.It's warming effect on Earth's climate can lower winter heating bills in some regions and reduce the formation and growth of Atlantic hurricanes. But it also alters rainfall patterns in ways that increase the risk of floods in some areas and drought in others.Here’s a look at what to expect this time:

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