El Nino News

Hail Storms Are Getting More Expensive, and No One Is Sure Why

In 2008, the year the stock market crashed and Barack Obama won the presidency, the U.S. was hit with a weather phenomenon little noted by anyone beyond the insurance industry. The country’s losses from hail breached $19 billion in inflation-adjusted …

Atlantic Hurricane Season Could Bring 13 Named Storms This Year

There’s a lot of reasons people think 13 is an unlucky number. This year may add another. At least 13 storm systems should reach tropical strength and get a name in 2019, with five becoming hurricanes and two spawning winds …

Pacific Ocean’s El Niño Likely to Continue into Summer

Japan’s weather bureau this week said the El Niño weather pattern appeared to be continuing, with a 70-percent chance it would stretch into the northern hemisphere summer. El Niño is a warming of ocean surface temperatures in the eastern and …

New York’s Winter Forecast a Toss-up This Year

Watching Siberian snowfall in October is usually a good way to predict how cold the coming winter will be in New York and other mid-latitude regions. This year, not so much. If there’s lots of snow across Eurasia, expect bitter …

Southwestern US Could See Drought Relief From El Nino

Climatologists said Wednesday that conditions are right for an El Nino weather pattern to develop that could bring wetter-than-normal conditions this winter in drought-stricken areas of the southwestern U.S. But they also note there is no guarantee that an El …

Mild Winter Expected in Northern and Eastern U.S.

The 2018-19 winter forecast shows below-normal temperatures for the southwestern United States, the Central Rockies, Northern California, and Southern Oregon, with above-normal temperatures in the remainder of the country, including the northern and eastern U.S. The winter precipitation forecast shows …

Study: Impacts of El Niño and La Niña to Intensify as Climate Warms

When an El Niño or its opposite, La Niña, forms in the future, it’s likely to cause more intense impacts over many land regions — amplifying changes to temperature, precipitation, and wildfire risk — due to the warming climate. These …

Atlantic Could See up to 7 Hurricanes in 2018 Storm Season

With four storms already in the books, the Atlantic is expected to produce a total of nine to 13 named storms during the six-month hurricane season that ends Nov. 30, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. That’s down from …

Early Start to Hurricane Season May Not Result in Many Storms

The Atlantic hurricane season may have gotten off to an early start this year, but it’ll probably end with a whimper – at least when it comes to the total number of storms. Twelve named storms are likely to form …

Odds of El Nino Rises

It’s increasingly likely an El Nino will form this year in the equatorial Pacific to roil global weather patterns and threaten natural gas and agricultural markets, the U.S. Climate Prediction Center said in a report. There’s now a 70 percent …