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Strengthening El Nino Possibly Linked To More Shark, Exotic Fish Sightings Off California Coast

Warmer waters from a building El Nino may one reason for the recent great white shark sightings in Santa Cruz County.

07/02/2015

Sea surface temperature anomaly off the coast of Washington and Oregon for April 2014, compared to 1981-2010. (NOAA)

Private Computers Needed To Determine If Mysterious ‘Blob’ Of Warm Water In Pacific Is Causing CA Drought

The Blob is a mass of warm water lurking in the Pacific, and scientists need volunteers to help them determine if it’s causing California’s historic drought.

06/29/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Drought So Bad, California Received 1 Year Worth Of Rain Over Last 4 Years

Brown grass, low reservoirs and worsening wildfires are undeniable signs of California’s worsening drought. Now new rainfall comparisons highlight just how thirsty the Golden State is, but rising ocean temperatures are giving climate experts hope for a wet winter.

06/23/2015

Every single long-range computer forecast model used by meteorologists predicts a strong, or very strong El Nino for the entire globe this coming winter, the first time that’s happened since 1997. (CBS)

Every Long-Range Computer Model Forecast Predicting Strong, Or Very Strong El Nino This Winter

Every single long-range computer forecast model used by meteorologists predicts a strong, or very strong El Nino for the entire globe this coming winter, the first time that’s happened since 1997.

06/15/2015

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Do El Niño Predictions Mean We’ll Have A Wet Summer And Fall?

It is very important to understand, just because the weather computer models are pointing in the direction of a powerful El Niño later this year does NOT mean it will happen! Last year, these same computer models indicated THIS past winter (2014-2015) would be wet, and we know how all that turned out!

06/15/2015

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Chance Of Torrential El Nino Rains Increases, Drought Relief Possible But Not Guaranteed, Yet

The National Weather Service confirms a strong El Nino is increasingly likely, and some sort of El Nino is nearly guaranteed, while a very strong El Nino historically has clobbered San Francisco with 43 inches of rain.

06/11/2015

The green on this map represents an increased likelihood of a wetter-than-average winter. The blue color -- which covers the Bay Area -- represents the highest deviation above average. (NWS/NCEP/CPC)

Hope For Wet California Winter If Rainfall Prediction Computer Models Prove Accurate

There is hope for a wet winter in California if the rainfall predictions on long-range computer models prove accurate.

06/03/2015

Flooding Road in Healdsburg

Flooding In Texas, Oklahoma Fueling Hope That California’s Drought Will Soon End

Years of extreme drought may be coming to an end in Texas and Oklahoma as heavy rains caused deadly flooding, and it’s fueling hope that California’s drought may soon come to an end as well.

05/25/2015

Image of El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean in December 1997.The white and red areas indicate warmer waters. (NASA)

Scientists Now Predicting Near 100% Chance Of Strong El Nino, But Rainfall Isn’t Always Guaranteed

Climate experts say El Nino is growing stronger and could bring drought-busting wet weather to California this year.

05/21/2015

Sea surface temperature in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. El Niño is characterized by unusually warm temperatures and La Niña by unusually cool temperatures in the equatorial Pacific. Anomalies represent deviations from normal temperature values, with unusually warm temperatures shown in red and unusually cold anomalies shown in blue. (NOAA)

Strengthening El Nino Brings Drought-Drenching Rain To Texas, California May Be Next

There’s a strong chance the rain that’s drenching Texas and the Southern Plains will be heading to California if the current El Nino pattern continues to strengthen.

05/19/2015

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