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Most of my readers (sort of) know what El Niño is. I’ve written before about this, and I also am known to frequent a blog that covers the dynamic climate system El Niño is part of. At the beginning of their November Post they had some good descriptions of this system, and well as some information that will probably start to have some serious effects on the World’s Weather. I will start this in Section 2 below, mostly use their words, and fill in with mine and those of a respected climatologist’s as needed.

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John Benson on Jan 12, 2023

Two additional pieces of information:

1, California has had record rainfall this year in spite of the triple-dip La Nina. Our atmospheric river and bomb cyclone storms have made their way east to wreak havoc in the rest of the US, but La Ninas are supposed to be drier than normal.

2. Dr. Hansen just sent out his monthly "Global Temperature" email, and has voted for an El Nino later this year:

...global climate models now consistently predict that the La Nina phase of tropical Pacific temperatures will draw rapidly to a close in 2023, with a shift to El Nino conditions in the second half of 2023.

Global Temperature in 2022 (mailchi.mp)

-John

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