Strong El Nino On the Horizon??April 4th, 2014 at 3:26 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Water just below surface in Eastern Equatorial Pacific is becoming RECORD WARM. This usually signals the development of a substantial to significant El Nino event.
El Nino winters are often mild & drier here, but wet & cooler in the southern U.S. with a greater potential of severe weather outbreaks, specifically in Florida & along the Gulf Coast. California, the Desert Southwest & Texas can see well-above average rainfall. The Pacific Northwest is normally drier & warmer.
El Nino springs are often warmer here, too.
It is possible that the 2014-15 fall-winter-spring could be much different than the 2013-14 fall-winter-spring (cold, wet & snowy since October).
We will see, but this sure points in that direction. Changes are possible, but history has shown this signal to be the beginning.