NINo


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NINo

Abbreviation for:
National Insurance Number
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It is predicted that El Nino will bring up to 35 inches of rainfall which increases the likelihood of urban flooding, flash flooding and mudslides throughout many areas of Southern California.
A big El Nino guarantees nothing," said Mike Halper, deputy director of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center.
The Australian weather bureau said the tropical Pacific Ocean is on track to borderline El Nino with rainfall patterns around the ocean's basin exhibiting the phenomenon's conditions.
But now the Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration projects that a strong El Nino is unlikely and the chances of even a mild one forming have dwindled to about 60 percent.
The authors examine three historical temperature data sets and classify past El Nino events as traditional or central Pacific.
Even drought years in the past were caused not by El Nino alone but by other factors also.
We ask that each and every person who had the pleasure to know and love Nino, to please remember him this way always.
This particular event is nowhere close to the strength of the 1997 El Nino," he added, referring to the weather system 12 years ago that was linked to hundreds of deaths and billions of dollars in losses around the world.
Where El Nino spawns floods in a particular region, La Nina can cause droughts.
El Nino is the strongest interannual climate fluctuation worldwide, characterized by a large-scale warming of the eastern and central equatorial Pacific Ocean.
By the agency's definition, El Nino occurs when the average surface sea temperature over a five-month period remains 0.
El Nino was absent or incredibly rare until about fifty-eight hundred years ago," Sandweiss says.