Disaster Recovery Tip #34: El Nino’s Impact on the Year Ahead
NOAA officials recently announced this year’s El Niño is expected to be among the top 3 strongest on record. In addition, they claim it’s impacts can be expected through spring 2016.
“We’re predicting that this El Niño could be among the strongest El Niños on record dating back to 1950,” said Mike Halpert, deputy director of the Climate Prediction Center in Maryland.
To help you prepare, below are general predictions by region for the months ahead and into winter.
- Wetter: Southern U.S. from California to the Carolina’s then up parts of the East Coast
- Drier: Parts of the Ohio Valley, Great Lakes, Northwest and Northern Rockies
- Cooler: Desert Southwest, Southern Plains, northern Gulf Coast
- Warmer: Northern tier of states from the Pacific Northwest to the Northern Plains, Great Lakes, and Northeast
Learn more about this recent announcement by NOAA and more in depth predictions by clicking here.