Fraser Valley (With files from The Weather Channel, The Weather Network, NOAA and Climate.gov.) – Just when we can complain about the heat, the wildfires, the smoke and the argument about climate change, comes this.
NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the US, is hinting that El Nino could be on the way this winter. Both the Weather Channel in the States and Canada’s Weather Network have posted information from NOAA and the models that are showing the strong possibility of El Nino.
From Wikipedia: El Niño is the warm phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation and is associated with a band of warm ocean water that develops in the central and east-central equatorial Pacific, including off the Pacific coast of South America.It almost always slams into BC.
The past two winters have seen plenty of snow for Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. This winter could be wet and not so white.
Based on the latest update from forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, dated August 9, there is now at least a 60 per cent chance that El Niño conditions will develop in the equatorial Pacific during the autumn months (September through December), and over a 70 per cent chance they will develop by winter (November through February).