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windydoug



Joined: 22 Jun 2005
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Location: Western NY

PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:58 am    Post subject: El Nino brewing in 2014 Reply with quote

I just read the NOAA prediction that things appear to be setting up for a strong El Nino during the coming year.

Link to article:
http://news.yahoo.com/comes-el-nino-good-news-us-weather-woes-142354512.html

A few years back I remember seeing a chart in one of the print magazines of how this may (or may not) alter the typical wind patterns of the continental U.S.A, but I can't find that now.

Does anybody have some educated knowledge regarding this that they would like to share? I'm a great lakes windsurfer located in Rochester, NY hoping for a windier than normal summer season.

Windydoug
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Darbonne



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not good in Louisiana. El Nino usually brings increased rains and flooding where I live.
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cgoudie1



Joined: 10 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:05 pm    Post subject: el nino mas bonito Reply with quote

My recollection of the last strong El Nino in the Gorge was honk'n
winds and a long season, with mostly 3.7 days. looking forward to it!

-Craig
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spennie



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before you all get boners, the NWS ENSO site (El Nino/La Nina) shows about a 3% more likely chance of El Nino over neutral conditions, and it could change at any time.
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windydoug



Joined: 22 Jun 2005
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Location: Western NY

PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAHAHA! Right on Spennie! Yeah, I didn't want to be an alarmist, or over enthusiastic, I just needed to know what I was praying to the wind gods for.
I'm pretty smart for a dumb guy, but the techno speak on the NOAA and NWS sites made me cross eyed. It reminded me of being 16 and seeing pages of MCS and IMCS data in Windsurfing Mag in the early 90's. I knew the stuff was important, but I just wanted to see my hero's killing it on the water. Mark Angulo throwing crazy jumps, and Fred Haywood losing more hair.

El Nino, please bring a windy summer and a new 5.2. Thanks.

Wd
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ramps



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far from what I have seen, both El Nino and La Nina have been lousy predictors of what quality ski or windsurf season we get.
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