What a ‘Super’ El Niño Could Mean for Winter Weather in Each U.S. Region
There’s more predictability in the climate system with a stronger El Niño
A strengthening El Niño could help make for a winter that is wet and stormy for California and Florida, mild and dry from the Northwest to the Great Lakes, and snowy at times across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Those are classic winter weather trends across the United States during an El Niño winter. Though seasonal forecasting is far less precise than short-term weather predictions, the global climate pattern usually makes it easier to guess what could be in store in the months ahead.
"There's more predictability in the climate system with a stronger El Niño," said Andrew Kruczkiewicz, a senior staff associate at Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society.
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