The prediction by NASA in December 2015, makes a mention that the present year’s El Niño “does not show any signs of waning”, besides its major impact on the U.S. is anticipated to strike near the beginning of the New Year. The recent description of the satellite proposes that the present El Niño is on its path to compete or perhaps to outdo the major one that history has not recorded, in 1997 to 1998, winter.
The description of the Satellite exhibits alike abnormal elevated sea surface8yw4` the length of the equator in the Pacific Ocean, predicting warmer waters, “ the signature of a huge and strong El Niño”; NASA made a mention of this in the current updates registered online. The warmer heaters of the ocean pump, the heat and moisture up into the atmosphere, bringing about a change in the stream of the jet, thereby influencing the storm paths the world over.
While making a judgment of the satellite models, it is understood that 1997’s El Niño reached its peak in November, whereas the impact of this year’s is expected to cover a bigger space of high sea level in the month of December. Josh Willis, a project scientist, in charge of the Jason satellite mission at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) commented that the peak of this El Niño is still unknown to us.
The model of this year, which is twice that of the “Godzilla El Niño” started pouring excess rainfall and snow along the West Coast. The report given by California officials on Wednesday states that snowpack in Sierra Nevada – which is a major contributor of the State’s water supply – attained 136% normal level.
That is normally encouraging news after several; years of drought. However, strong rainfall too, increases the fear of landslides or floods.
The mighty El Niño of 1997-98 almost reached twice the normal rainfall of Southern California and gave rise to threatening storms killing a minimum of 17 people throughout the U.S.
A mighty El Niño, besides, its impact on the West Coast, also brings excess precipitation along the major parts of the East and South coast. There is a probability that the Northern states will have a warmer and drier winter, more than normal.
According to the Meteorologists, the El Niño was responsible for the high temperature records of December, wherein half of the eastern part of the country stretches out to 60 – or perhaps 70 degree weather for the Christmas week.