El Nino May Be On the Way, Altering Weather Patterns

Climate Central: If you thought the first six months of the year were chock full of weird weather events, just wait -- according to climate scientists there is an increasing likelihood that El Niño conditions will soon develop in the tropical Pacific Ocean. El Niño events, which are characterized by an area of unusually warm sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean, can have a huge influence on global weather patterns. Its effects on the U.S. tend to peak during the winter. The U.S. has already had......

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