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|April 21, 2019|
Climatologists extend weakened El Nino
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The El Nino that fueled California’s wet winter may persist through this coming fall, but in a weakened state.
The most recent monthly update from the Climate Prediction Center continued to show above-average sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean.
The above-average temperatures peaked in early March in association with a downwelling equatorial oceanic Kelvin wave, the report stated.
Looking ahead, there is a 65 percent chance the weak El Niño is likely to continue across the Northern Hemisphere during the summer, dropping to 55 percent this fall.
Story Date: April 11, 2019