El Niño is here!

by JGordon on Jul. 09th, 2009

That's right, folks, whether you wanted him around or not, El Niño has come, and he's going to break your head open! (Climatologically speaking he will.)

One way to describe El Niño might be to say that it's a global weather phenomenon associated with an upwelling of warm water off of the Pacific coast of South America, occurring every two two five years, which causes all sorts of oddness around the world, from droughts in Australia to major flooding in South America, to heavy rains and increased wave erosion in the Pacific Northwest.

Another way to describe El Niño might be this:

(Actually, I'd encourage someone to write something better than this wimpy little post on El Niño. There's a lot to say about it, and it affects billions of people around the world. Check it out, teach us something we didn't know.)

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