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Re: El Nino here already??

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  • midlantwx
    ... I wouldn t mind more rain and snow in Virginia, either. We are currently 14 inches behind in rainfall, sice last August. -midlantwx
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 7, 2002
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      --- In methanehydrateclub@y..., "b1blancer_29501" <b1blancer1@e...> wrote:
      > (CNN) -- "El Nino" has arrived.
      >
      > Scientists at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric
      > Administration, or NOAA, report that surface temperatures of the
      > Pacific Ocean near the South American coast warmed 4 degrees
      > Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) in February. That is a strong sign
      > that the Pacific is headed for an El Nino condition that could last
      > more than a year.
      >
      > "It's still too early to determine the potential strength of this El
      > Nino or exactly what weather conditions it will bring to the United
      > States, but it is likely these warming conditions in the tropical
      > Pacific will continue until early 2003," said NOAA Administrator
      > Conrad Lautenbacher in a statement.
      >
      > One sign of a coming El Nino is a change in what fish can be found
      > off the west coast of South America. Peruvian officials report that
      > cold water anchovies have recently been replaced by tropical species.
      >
      > More at :
      > http://www.cnn.com/2002/WEATHER/03/07/el.nino.2002/index.html
      >
      > Hmmmm, they're saying that SC and NC will be wetter than normal next
      > winter. Personally I wouldn't mind seeing that. We're a long way
      > behind in rainfall for the past couple of years.


      I wouldn't mind more rain and snow in Virginia, either. We are
      currently 14 inches behind in rainfall, sice last August.

      -midlantwx
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