el nino

FILE - This May 12th, 2014, file photo shows Thijs Talluto, 3, of Los Angeles, cooling-off in a fountain at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Heat & Repeat: Globe breaks May temperature record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Driven by exceptionally warm ocean waters, Earth smashed a record for heat in May and is likely to keep on breaking high temperature marks, experts say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]

06/23/2014

In this March 25, 1998 file photo, Enrique Lagunas digs a trench to redirect water toward a street in Laguna Beach, Calif. after heavy rains from an El Nino storm hit Southern California.  (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Bruce Chambers)

Here comes El Nino; good news for US weather woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters predict a warming of the central Pacific Ocean this year that will change weather worldwide. And that’s good news for a weather-weary United States. The warming, called an El Nino, […]

03/06/2014

Jan. 17, 2014: Leon Stout, of Orland, walks across a dry Black Butte Lake near Orland Buttes Recreation Area in Chico, Calif. (AP Photo/Chico Enterprise-Record, Jason Halley, File)

Much-needed rain, snow to hit parched California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Meteorologists forecast a pair of storms could dump several inches of rain on parched cities and croplands throughout California in the coming week, bringing welcome news to a state that has […]

02/24/2014

A snow blower clearing a road near Echo Summit Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Wild winter this year? Not likely, NOAA forecasts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The weather forecast for this winter is mostly a shrug of the shoulders. For most of the nation, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration predicts equal chances for unusual warmth, cold, snow, rain […]

11/21/2013

This Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Typhoon Haiyan over the Philippines, at 22:30 UTC (5:30 p.m. EST). Haiyan, the world's strongest typhoon of the year, slammed into the Philippines early Friday. (AP Photo/NOAA)

Hurricane? Cyclone? Typhoon? Here’s the difference

WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful typhoon hit the Philippines on Friday and moved out to the South China Sea: HURRICANE? CYCLONE? TYPHOON? They’re all the same, officially tropical cyclones. But they just use distinctive terms […]

11/09/2013

This Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Typhoon Haiyan over the Philippines, at 22:30 UTC (5:30 p.m. EST). Haiyan, the world's strongest typhoon of the year, slammed into the Philippines early Friday. (AP Photo/NOAA)

Hurricane? Cyclone? Typhoon? Here’s the difference

WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful typhoon hit the Philippines on Friday and moved out to the South China Sea: HURRICANE? CYCLONE? TYPHOON? They’re all the same, officially tropical cyclones. But they just use distinctive terms […]

11/08/2013

Goodbye La Nina: Will drought, hurricanes also go?

(AP) – The La Nina weather phenomenon is over. Forecasters say that’s good news for the drought in the South and hurricane areas along the coasts. The National Weather Service pronounced the two-year La Nina […]

05/03/2012

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