Birth of El Yawño (I Mean El Niño!) Explained in Five Images

It’s more like an El Yawño than an El Niño, but it’s here. At last.

That was the news from the Climate Prediction Center yesterday. After a year of teasing us, it looks like the Pacific Ocean has finally shifted over to weak El Niño conditions.

If it were a normal El Niño, this would probably be good news for moisture-starved California. But this is no normal El Niño. It’s really an El Yawño.

That’s because conditions in the Pacific Ocean have just barely crossed the El Niño thresho

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