Is this just a really wet and cold year or is this a result of something much larger, climate change perhaps?



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    There is something larger going on but it isn’t climate change, it’s El Nino. El Nino is a weather pattern that cycles with La Nina. They are directly related to the change in ocean temperature in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Because of this flux in ocean temperature, the surface pressure changes (Southern Oscillation), which in turn controls weather patterns making winters either extremely dry in the Western US (La Nina) or extremely wet in the Western US (El Nino). These weather patterns cycle in every 3 to 7 years.

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