Tag: NOAA

Weak El Nino could bring above-average Atlantic hurricane season


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26th May 2017 Author: Marianne Lehnis A weak or non-existent El Nino could bring another above-normal hurricane season this year, potentially causing significant re/insurance payouts, as Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center say weather conditions point towards a hard-hitting Atlantic hurricane season. The chances of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season […]

The unnamed phenomenon behind Peru’s extraordinary flooding


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By Angela Fritz March 20 A crowd yells encouragement as a woman trapped by a mudslide near Lima, Peru drags herself out of the flow and attempts to make her way back to dry land. (Reuters) The worst flooding in 20 years is scouring the arid landscape of coastal […]

El Niño Ready Nations (ENRNs) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Report Executive Summary 2017


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A government that takes El Niño occurrences as serious quasi-periodic threats and seeks to enact policies to protect its citizens and their livelihoods and properties, public and private, can be considered an El Niño-ready nation. El Niño is a recurring phenomenon in the tropical Pacific Ocean, appearing on average […]

Monster El Niño probed by meteorologists


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Unprecedented Pacific Ocean campaign aims to improve forecasts for strong storms. Richard Monastersky 20 January 2016 El Niño has sent heavy rains to California this year. Climate scientists this week began a research blitz to study El Niño, the climate trouble-maker that disrupts weather around much of the globe. […]