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A Guide To El Niño Science, History and Prediction


We’ve all heard the predictions of the infamous El Niño rescuing California from the stranglehold of drought this year. But how accurate are those predictions? To answer that question we’ve turned to National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Michelle Mead and California Department of Water Resources Climatologist Mike Anderson. They recently produced a YouTube video explaining the science and history of El Niño. Mead and Anderson are hoping the information will help people understand what El Niño is, and how it may or may not help defeat the drought.  

The links below are examples of recent media coverage around El Niño: