|Here comes El Nino; good news for US weather woes
Updated Mar 06, 06:15 PM
WASHINGTON - Relief may be on the way for a weather-weary United States with the predicted warming of the central Pacific Ocean brewing this year that will likely change weather worldwide.
The warming, called an El Nino, is expected to lead to fewer Atlantic hurricanes and more rain next winter for drought-stricken California and southern states, and even a milder winter for the nation's frigid northern tier next year, meteorologists say.
The National Oceanic Atmospheric and Administration issued an official El Nino watch Thursday.