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La Nina’s Stay Temporary, Could Last Through Winter

La Nina has arrived and could hang around through winter, government weather forecasters said Thursday. La Nina, the flip side of El Nino, is the periodic cooling of the central Pacific Ocean that affects weather patterns around the globe. Predictions …

El Nino Predicted to Last Well Into Next Year

The Pacific Ocean’s weather-changing El Nino will probably last into 2016 and be stronger than previously forecast, the U.S. Climate Prediction Center says. El Nino, a warming of the equatorial Pacific, has a 90 percent chance of lasting into next …

Could El Nino Repeat 2012 No Show

In 2012, forecasters and researchers entered the summer convinced an El Nino would form in the equatorial Pacific and its weather-changing effects would be felt around the world. It never happened. Now the specter of that failure has cast a …

El Nino May Begin in 3rd Quarter of 2012

A dreaded El Nino anomaly may begin in the third quarter of this year, raising the prospect that it could wreak havoc in weather patterns from North and South America to Asia, the U.S. Climate Prediction Center said Thursday. “Overall, …

University of Wyoming Scientist Looks for Bacteria in the Clouds

University of Wyoming professor Gary Franc has spent his career studying plant pathology as it relates to crop production, but now his research has taken him away from the ground and into the sky. Franc, who also has a background …