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El Nino could conquer drought


Last updated 7/10/2015 at 4:46pm

California’s historic Drought may be meeting up with what many climate models are indicating could become an historic El Nino event this winter. Typhoons, cyclones and a gigantic storm moving towards China are shifting trade winds from west to east and pushing warmer water towards South America. Variations in temperature and air pressure in the tropical Pacific Ocean can affect weather patterns world-wide. El Nino will help replenish our dwindling reservoirs, but it also has the potential of creating catastrophic flooding across California’s parched terrain – not to mention mud-slides, especially in areas previously ravaged by wildfires.

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