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An "El Nino" winter?


We are in the midst of an El Nino cycle. This occurs when the Pacific Ocean waters off of the South American coast are warmer than normal. Both El Nino and La Nina, the pattern of cooler Pacific waters, can have far-reaching affects on global weather patterns. Under an El Nino pattern, Northeast Kansas is most likely to see slightly warmer than normal temperatures this winter. We have equal chances of seeing above or below normal precipitation. However, there have been numerous instances where this seasonal prediction did not hold true. Considering we had a cooler and wetter than normal summer, how do you think the upcoming winter will shape up? Make your predictions.


Marion Lynn 4 years, 5 months ago

Well, it's like this..................

I've made a careful observation of the "winter coating" of my "canine" freinds for the last thirty or so years and this year, they are not "coating up"; the normally expected winter coat is just not there and shows no signs of showing up as it once did.

I mean, I mean, I mean, in past years I have been able to predict colder winters by observing the density of the winter coat and this year, it just ain't there.

I am priveleged to care for an animal to whom we sometimes refer as "Fluffy Butt" because of the way he once coated up before Winter.

Now, don't get me wrong here; ya just don't go around saying silly things like, "Here, Fluffy Butt!"!

See, he weighs in the neighbourhood of one-hundred-and-twenty pounds and has one very sharp end, so he might take offence at the endearing term but the point is that he ain't gettin' fluffy this year.

Now this can change almost overnight but as it is, he's cruisin' for a mild Winter.

I'll keep you posted on changes.


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