‘The Blob’ warm pool in Pacific may prolong life monster El Niño

Morning Herald: The powerful "Great Godzilla" El Nino in the Pacific may last as much as two months longer than expected because of another unusual climate phenomenon scientists have nick-named "The Blob". First observed in 2013, the huge "blob" of abnormally warm water extends from the Californian coast far into the Pacific. (See chart below from US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.) One effect is that the winds that blow westward during an El Nino are much further north than they would normally......

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