Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Warning of Very Bad Weather to Come in 2018
No articles appeared on this website for the year of 2017, but with the advent of Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017, we are now set for a record number of serious storms in 2018. I am writing again on this site because I realize that what we have experienced in 2017 is just a warning of things to come. 2018 should make the record books, as the La Nina that will arrive within the next couple of months then continues to develop in the summer of 2018. Already within the United States, record cold temperatures set in starting on the very first day of the new year. The La Nina is one of two phases of the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO), a repeating change in surface ocean temperatures near the equatorial Pacific that affects climate patterns from the Pacific to the Atlantic. In a El Nino, the strengths of hurricanes between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans will alternate. The effects from these storms result in different wind patterns. These storms will result in more definitive storms upgrading to hurricanes in both the Atlantic and Pacific this year but the storms would interact with each other reducing each others threats forming strong storms. But the fact is that we will not be experiencing El Nino's this year. We will instead be experiencing a La Nina, that acts differently, and usually has no effect in counteracting storms from the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. This means we will experience an even higher level of serious storms as we did in the latter half of 2017.