How Will El Nino Affect Weather In New York?
As of June 8th, it is official, this summer's weather will be affected by an El Nino. So what does that mean for residents of New York?
WHAT IS AN EL NINO?
An El Nino is forecasted when warmer water is in the Pacific Ocean and that causes the jet stream to drop lower across the country.
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF AN EL NINO?
Typically when we experience an El Nino, here in New York we have much drier and milder conditions. How much more is depends on the strength of the El Nino
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HOW LONG DO EL NINOS LAST?
El NInos on average will last between 9 and 12 months. They vary in strength and usually happen every 3 to 5 years.
ARE WE EXPECTING AN EL NINO IN 2023?
We are. It has been forecasted that this year, an El Nino will be present across New York.
HOW WILL THE EL NINO IMPACT SUMMER AND WINTER?
Usually here in New York, we don't get much of an impact of the El Nino during the summer. We could see some drier conditions, but the real impact will be in the winter. During El Ninos, there is less chance of snow and very cold weather. If this El Nino does last through the winter, it could be a very mild winter in 2023.
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