It is being reported in Bloomberg:
El Nino conditions are forming in the Pacific Ocean, which may limit the number of hurricanes that form in the Atlantic this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported today.El Nino is a warming of the eastern Pacific that occurs every two to five years, on average, and lasts about 12 months, the agency said in a statement. Sea surface temperatures in the area were about 1 degree Celsius above average in June, according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center in Camp Springs, Maryland.
While the phenomenon can mean more wintry storms in California, “on the positive side, El Nino can help suppress Atlantic hurricane activity,” said the NOAA statement. “In the U.S., it typically brings beneficial winter precipitation to the arid Southwest, less wintry weather across the North and a reduced risk of Florida wildfires.”
We residents of the Guld Coast will take all the good news we can get during hurricane season. We have suffered enough from these storms.