NASA: A Still-Growing El Nino Set To Bear Down On US

Posted: Dec 30 2015, 3:53am CST | by , Updated: Dec 30 2015, 11:27am CST, in News | Latest Science News


NASA: A Still-Growing El Nino Set to Bear Down on US
  • US to face Full Onslaught of El Nino which is picking up Speed

The US will face the full onslaught of El Nino which is picking up speed. The weather forecast for the future is not good.

El Nino is making trouble in the Pacific Ocean and now it is headed for American shores. It shows no signs of abating. The latest pics taken from the OSTM show this very clearly and succinctly.

In 2015, El Nino has created quite a storm throughout the global village we inhabit. Within the next couple of months, the United States will feel the wrath of this force of nature. 

The latest pic shows similarities with another one taken a long time ago (in 1997 to be exact). That was the last time El Nino really struck with fury. Both images reflect the same pattern of destruction and devastation.

According to NASA, the images show a high sea surface scenario that runs along the equator. El Nino is definitely horrendous and huge in its full impact.

The phenomenon called El Nino is created when westward winds weaken and change direction. This causes a warming of the ocean’s upper layers. Thus clouds and storms follow in the wake of this warm layer. Heat is transferred into the upper regions. 

This all causes stormy conditions and jet stream paths throughout the globe. In 2015, El Nino has caused a warm water pile-up around Australia and Indonesia to become sparse.

In the Pacific region though thick water layers have collected. These waters are headed for the Americas and that spells trouble for Americans. El Nino has been responsible for the sweltering heat waves in India before the monsoons.

Coral bleaching is also a result of this annihilating weather phenomenon. Droughts in South Africa, floods in South America and hurricanes that blow away human beings along with cars and buildings are common phenomena linked to El Nino. 

Throughout the world, cash crops such as coffee, rice and wheat are razed to the ground thanks to this marine curse that refuses to go away. However, there are more surprises to come.

In 2016, El Nino will be even more brutal in the dents it causes throughout the planet. While the scenario in the United States still remains uncertain, one thing is for sure. It will be a bad time as things go topsy turvy.

Texas is slated to get drenched and so is New Mexico. The only thing that can be done is the exercise of precautionary measures. But sometimes even these are not enough.   

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