Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 12:00 am
When meteorologists make seasonal forecasts, one of the things they turn to is a relatively reliable, but not perfect, long-term predictor of seasons — water temperatures in the Pacific Ocean.
When the equatorial Pacific is colder than normal, a La Nina climate pattern may develop. When those waters are warmer than normal, an El Nino influence is more likely.
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Saturday, January 19, 2013 12:00 am.