An El Niño Has Officially Formed. Here’s What It Could Mean for Dallas-Fort Worth

After several weeks of El Niño-like conditions, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that the climate pattern has officially formed.An El Niño is typically associated with wetter weather in the southern United States and milder conditions in the north, according to the NOAA. It and its counterpart, La Niña, are “naturally occurring climate patterns” that occur every two to seven years on average and can affect weather patterns, ocean conditions and even marine fisheries, the agency says.“El Niño conditions formed during January 2019, based on the presence of above-average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across most of the equatorial Pacific Ocean,” the NOAA said in a report.  Continue reading...

Read More

Copyright The Dallas Morning News
Contact Us