WHAT IS EL NINO?
El Nino is a periodic weather condition in which a band of warm water develops off the Pacific Coast of South America, bringing unusually strong rainfall across the Eastern Pacific in general and changes in weather patterns globally. San Diego is usually in the heart of the El Nino weather pattern and has had its share of water damage in the past along the coast as a result of it. The past few El Ninos have brought such weather events as flooding and mudslides across Southern California. You may remember the damage to the Ocean Beach pier in 2002 (see the image below)? Water damage restoration and San Diego weather patterns have a strong connection and at Clean Earth Restorations we know there is a chance we will be busier than usual this year.
WILL THERE BE AN EL NINO THIS YEAR?
Yes. Scientists and national weather forcasters have been predicting a very strong El Nino for quite some time and many people are hopeful that the rain it brings will be the answer to our current record drought conditions. However, recently scientists have noted a significant weakening in the conditions that form the El Nino phenomenon and are now pessimistic that California’s water problems can be reversed by it.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EL NINO
For a simple explanation about how El Ninos form, see this informative video provided by the New York Times:
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