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El Nino conditions are growing stronger
Description: When scientists declared in March 2015 that El Nino conditions had developed in the Pacific Ocean, the consensus was that the event was too weak and too late to have much effect on North America. But in the past several months, warm water has been sloshing from the western Pacific toward the Americas and El Nino has strengthened. Surface waters have grown significantly warmer in the central and eastern Pacific, and conditions have become somewhat cooler and drier in the west. By the end of July 2015, scientists at NASA and other agencies started to see some similarities between current conditions and the development of the potent El Nino event of 1997-98. [Source: NASA Climate Change News]
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Source: NASA Climate Change News
Publish Date: 8/5/2015
Reading Level: Basic
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