El Niño/La Niña

In the Pacific Northwest, El Nino causes a drier-than-normal fall and winter. In the northern Great Plains, a warmer-than-normal late fall and winter are associated with El Nino years.

Learn more about El Nino, La Nina, and the Western United States from the Western Regional Climate Center.
For more information on El Nino, visit the resources below.

Resources on El Nino and La Nina
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ExpandAtmospheric Conditions Associated with the 1997 North Atlantic and North Pacific Hurricane System
ExpandClimate Dynamics - Pacific Northwest El Nino Impacts
ExpandCoastal Change Hazards: Hurricanes and Extreme Storms
ExpandEcologically Coupled Vector Borne Disease Detection Using NASA Earth Science Enterprise Satellite Data (PDF)
ExpandEl Nino Sea Level Rise Wreaks Havoc in California's San Francisco Bay Region
ExpandEl NiƱo Theme Page : Access to Distributed Information on El Nino
ExpandHurricanes and Extreme Storms: Hurricanes, El-Nino, and Northeasters
ExpandPotential Impacts of Climate Change in California
ExpandPotential Impacts of La Nina on Climate Variability and Extreme Weather
ExpandRedwood Research - Dawson Lab at University of California at Berkeley
ExpandSoutheast Climate Change Key Issues (PDF, 6 pp., 801.68 KB)
ExpandTracking El Nino
ExpandUNEP's Activities Relating to Forest Fires
ExpandWeather Dude: Meteorology made simple for kids, parents and teachers
ExpandWhat Microwaves Teach Us About the Atmosphere
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