Latest La Nina Stories
This has been a summer for setting climate/environmental records. The US has had a record-breaking fire season, with over 8 million acres ablaze. The Antarctic Sea Ice has melted to record-breaking low extent. And now this summer has become the third warmest on record.
El Nino and its partner La Nina, the warm and cold phases in the eastern half of the tropical Pacific, play havoc with climate worldwide.
Warm moist air and a shifting weather pattern courtesy of the La Nina phenomenon aided in the development of the Feb. 5 tornadoes, which killed at least 50 people and were among the 15th deadliest in U.S. recorded history. But meteorologists are now trying to explain why the tornadoes occurred so early in the year.
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