It looks like El Nino could be on the horizon.
While the pattern causes dry weather in Asia, an El Nino typically creates ideal growing conditions in the U.S. Midwest during the summer, which is when the weather pattern is expected to occur this year, Art Douglas, meteorologist at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, said Feb. 5.
There’s a 75 percent chance that one will occur in late 2014, according to a report in the journal PNAS this month.
Source Bloomberg, El Nino Seen Approaching as Models Highlight Warmer Pacific, Feb 25, 2014
This type of event would be welcome relief for some parts of the midwest which have received very little moisture this winter.
Do you need a quick reminder of what an El Nino event is like? Check out this video.
Here is a report out of Texas about a posible El Nino event ocurring in 2014