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Originally posted by titian
It definitely means increased lake effect snow falls as the Great Lakes get an extra pump of warm water ... the more moisture the prevailing NW winter winds can pick up to dump downwind as snow.
NOAA declared today that El Niño is back but this time around in a weaker state. "El Niño conditions have developed in the tropical Pacific and are expected to last through early 2005," said Jim Laver, director of the NOAA Climate Prediction Center. "At this time it is not clear what, if any, impacts this event will have on ocean temperatures in the classical El Niño region along the west coast of South America and on temperature and precipitation in the United States."