Stories tagged: El Nino
Thu., April 20, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Report: Can’t blame El Nino as global temps spike in March
In what scientists call a clear sign of a warming world, Earth’s temperatures in March were the most above-normal on record without an El Nino spiking temperatures.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
El Nino may make a comeback as Australia sees Pacific warming
Less than a year after the world said goodbye to one of the strongest El Ninos on record, forecasters are predicting the weather pattern may make a comeback.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Earth sets hottest year record for third-straight time
Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, with scientists mostly blaming man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino that’s now gone.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, midnight
Weathercatch: With La Nada, ‘anything goes’ winter in store
When the calendar flipped over to fall a week ago, we found ourselves bracing against strong breezes, gloomy skies and cooler than normal temperatures. Three days later, the winds stilled, …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
2016 is getting a leap second
Already a leap year, 2016 will drag on a bit longer. International timekeepers are adding a leap second at year’s end.
Sun., June 19, 2016, 8:26 p.m.
Scientists battle to save world’s coral reefs
After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world’s oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant coral reefs are now stark white ghost towns disintegrating into …
Mon., June 6, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
June sizzles under El Nino warming
This month’s heat wave is likely being caused by El Nino, forecasters said Monday
Wed., June 1, 2016, 2:46 p.m.
Vibrant U.S. marine reserve now a coral graveyard
El Nino’s super warm water has turned what had been one of the world’s most lush and isolated tropical marine reserve into a coral graveyard, federal scientists said Wednesday.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 5:02 p.m.
Carbon dioxide levels jump by record amount due to El Nino
Measurements show the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air jumped by the biggest amount on record last month, a rise amplified by El Nino, scientists say.
Tue., May 17, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Wildfires in California could be bad this year, officials warn
California could face a dangerous and difficult wildfire season in 2016 despite a relatively wet winter, federal officials warned Tuesday.
Wed., April 20, 2016, midnight
El Nino declining, cool sister may take its place
If surface sea waters continue to cool, La Nina could emerge as early as this fall, say scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and an increasing number of …
Thu., March 31, 2016, 6:53 a.m.
Average snowpack could prolong California water conservation
A nearly average spring snowpack in the Sierra Nevada will likely prolong tough water conservation measures in drought-stricken California – although the restrictions could be loosened in some areas after …
Wed., March 23, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
Weathercatch: March mild temperatures likely to linger with some unsettled interludes
The first day of spring was gentle as a lamb – a welcome change to the surly cat that preceded it. After a stretch of wet and windy weather for …
Wed., March 9, 2016, midnight
Weathercatch: March lion makes sheepish appearance
If the idiom, in like a lion, out like a lamb, holds true for the month of March, then the lion roared only one day this year. With the exception …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
Jennings: Ski maintenance important to enjoying powder
A weather pattern that defies your typical El Nino has spoiled us recently with generous powder days. My fat skis have seen more use than they have since the winter …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
2015 was hottest year on record, NOAA and NASA report
For the past 12 months the average surface temperature across the globe was 58.47 Fahrenheit, a 0.23-degree increase from 2014’s record-breaking average temperature of 58.24, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 3:09 p.m.
Weekend weather: Pacific storms move south for El Nino winter
After a snowy December, weather in the Inland Northwest has turned relatively dry as El Nino sends storms south for the winter.
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016, 10:52 p.m.
California braces for series of El Nino storms
SAN FRANCISCO – After all the talk, El Nino storms have finally lined up over the Pacific and started soaking drought-parched California with rain expected to last for most of …
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015, midnight
Ski areas move past poor season, cheer forecasts
Ski area managers aren’t dwelling on last year, and they don’t want customers to worry about a repeat performance this winter.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, midnight
Chances looking better for white Christmas
Deep breath, snow lovers. There’s a good chance El Nino won’t steal our white Christmas. A temporary shift in weather from warmer-than-usual to cool suggests the odds are improving that …
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015, 2:23 p.m.
El Nino could be the most powerful on record, scientists say
LOS ANGELES – A key location of the Pacific Ocean is now hotter than recorded in at least 25 years, surpassing the temperatures during the record 1997 El Nino. Some …
Wed., Nov. 11, 2015, 4:46 p.m.
Bill Jennings: Continuance of El Nino doesn’t necessarily mean poor snow conditions
Avid skiers and riders are well aware that a strong El Nino has been percolating in the Pacific Ocean. As if last winter weren’t bad enough, the prospect of El …
Tue., July 28, 2015, midnight
El Nino has wide-ranging global economic impact
WASHINGTON – In California, they’re counting on it to end a historic drought; in Peru, they’ve already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It’s both an economic …
Thu., June 18, 2015, midnight
Randy Mann: El Nino likely to hang around through fall, winter
A new El Nino began in March and continues to strengthen as we head into the summer. As of mid-June, it appears we have a “moderate” event, but may become …
Thu., May 14, 2015, midnight
Inland Northwest weather likely to remain drier than normal
The drought in California continues to go from bad to worse. The state’s governor, Jerry Brown, has ordered that up to 50 million square feet of lawns be ripped up …
Thu., April 23, 2015, midnight
Weather: Forecasters predict mildest hurricane season since mid-20th century
The Atlantic and Caribbean tropical storm and hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. Thanks to a developing El Nino, the warmer-than-normal sea-surface temperature pattern along the …
Thu., April 16, 2015, midnight
El Nino may mean another warm summer, mild winter in U.S.
The latest sea-surface temperature data show dramatic warming within the past several weeks along the west coast of South America and westward along the equator to the international date line. …
Thu., March 12, 2015, midnight
El Nino brings warmer ocean temperatures
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, we now have a new El Nino. The recent warming of ocean waters near the international date line and along the equator …
Wed., Feb. 11, 2015, midnight
Low snowpack forces Mt. Spokane to close for now
Warm weather and a lack of snow have forced Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park to suspend operations this week while crews on snowcats try to move enough existing snow …
Tue., Feb. 10, 2015, 6:58 p.m.
With little snow, Mt. Spokane suspends operations
Warm weather and a lack of snow have forced Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park to suspend operations this week while crews on snowcats try to move enough existing snow …