El Niño What is El Niño? How does it form? What is the difference between El Niño and La Niña? Which one produces heavy rain for the Western U.S.? Understand the science behind El Niño with this Weather Underground infographic.
Get ready for one of the strongest El Ninos ever -- This is a side by side comparison of Pacific Ocean sea surface height (SSH) anomalies of what is presently happening in 2015 with the Pacific Ocean signal during the famous 1997 El Niño. These 1997 and 2015 El Niño animations were made from data collected by the TOPEX/Poseidon (1997) and the OSTM/Jason-2 (2015) satellites. NASA
Latest forecast suggests 'Godzilla El Niño' may be coming to California
El Niño intensifying. The present El Niño event, on the cusp of attaining “strong” intensity, has a chance to become the most powerful on record. The event — defined by the expanding, deepening pool of warmer-than-normal ocean water in the tropical Pacific — has steadily grown stronger since the spring. -The Washington Post
El Nino weather: Worries grow over humanitarian impact
Is A Super El Niño Coming That Will Shatter Extreme Weather And Global Temperature Records? Signs are increasingly pointing to the formation of an El Niño in the next few months, possibly a very strong one. When combined with the long-term global warming trend, a strong El Niño would mean 2015 is very likely to become the hottest year on record by far.
This year's El Nino weather phenomenon could be one of the strongest on record according to recent hype, or not. Read the article, remember a strong el nino was predicted last year, and keep saving water!!
Comparing the current El Niño and the mother of all El Niños
If El Nino rainfall predictions are correct, this fall and winter could be the answer to drought-relief prayers. As with everything in life, however, be careful what you wish for. While there is a chance precipitation will be only moderate, there is also the possibility of powerful, drenching rainstorms that can quickly create trouble on many fronts. It's time to get your head in the game. Preparing your house, your yard, your car and your insurance
Forecasters warn that "Godzilla El Nino" could hit U.S.