I think it's a great thing actually. Becausehttp://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/tornadoes-reported-us-march-29788387
The paucity of severe weather continues...for now. This will eventually change. Eventually.
Actually, we've been stuck in a La Nina pattern for several years. This results in a cooling of the central Pacific waters -- not a warming. El Nino, which is a warming of the central Pacific, favors more precipitation across the west. In particular, areas across southern California eastward into Texas.<snip>The main player is the warm water in the Pacific, and the various related teleconnections.
I was referring to the western equatorial Pacific, Patrick. Hence my reference to 'teleconnections' But evidently the recent El Nino isn't going to help the drought too much--too little, too late. And even when it was borderline El Nino earlier, the atmosphere was not acting like a typical El Nino. And of course 'climate change' is a possible actor.Actually, we've been stuck in a La Nina pattern for several years. This results in a cooling of the central Pacific waters -- not a warming. El Nino, which is a warming of the central Pacific, favors more precipitation across the west. In particular, areas across southern California eastward into Texas.
I see "eventually" has occurred. At least 1 dead, 2 injured, 30,000 without power. Not a good way to start. http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/Tornado-touches-down-near-Oklahoma-City-297596281.htmlWell, based on reports in last few minutes, we've got Benton, AR & now OK too:
528 PM CDT WED MAR 25 2015
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHERN TULSA...EXTREME
EASTERN PAWNEE...SOUTHEASTERN OSAGE AND EXTREME NORTH CENTRAL CREEK
COUNTIES UNTIL 600 PM CDT...
AT 526 PM CDT...A CONFIRMED EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO WAS LOCATED
NEAR KEYSTONE STATE PARK...AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.
THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
Also, if you count a waterspout: