December 11, 2006 1 Comment
The National Weather Service just released a statement saying that El Niño is getting stronger. The current conditions in the Pacific Ocean, along the Equator, are going to cause a big increase in the sea surface temperatures along the west coast of South America; this will set off a stronger El Niño. This image shows where the waters are warming. You can see the increase in the water temperatures along the Equator shown by the deeper yellow and orange colors. As the sea surface temperatures rise in the Central Pacific Ocean, the U.S. should begin feeling the effects during the month of January, lasting through March of 2007. Forecasters expect wetter-than-average conditions for the south, thanks to a stronger subtropical jet stream and drier-than-average conditions in the north. Be sure to stay tuned to WVUA for the latest changes in your forecast.
Source: National Weather Service
WVUA-Weather: Richard Scott