Thursday, August 13, 2015

Is a ‘Godzilla El Nino’ Developing?

As El Nino continues picking up steam, scientists with the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center told reporters Thursday there is a 90 percent chance El Nino will makes its way to the Northern Hemisphere by late fall or early winter and about an 85 percent chance it will last until the spring.

Bill Patzert, a climatologist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and other climate experts say warming sea surface temperatures coupled with westerly wind bursts are signals that El Nino right now is stronger than it was in 1997-98, which were among California’s wettest years on record.

“This definitely has the potential of being the Godzilla El Nino,” Patzert told LaTi. “If this lines up to its potential, this thing can bring a lot of floods, mudslides and mayhem.”


1 comment:

  1. The drought is killing us! Oh no, floods!

    Some people are never happy (especially when their climate is doing exactly what it has been doing for millions of years).