Tuesday, September 29, 2009

El Nino Means Strong Gulf Storms?

Now that we can shift our focus away from the tropics, one wonders how strong El Nino will get and what that will mean for our winter weather. If memory serves me well (not as well now that I'm 60+!), past El Ninos have brought a stormy southern jet right over the Gulf South. That could mean a very wet December-January-February and, if we have enough cold air in place, perhaps several opportunities for the white stuff ? It's shaping up to be a brutal winter for the Great lakes & Northeast if the current East Coast trough pattern continues. For us? It'll be fun dealing with cold waves & snow/freeze potential rather than hurricane evacuation threats.

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