Waiting for El Niño: Is he finally getting ready to blast North America?

Waiting for El Niño hasn’t exactly been like waiting for Godot. Even so, it sure feels like we’ve been waiting awhile for the predicted weather impacts to show up unequivocally.

Well, we may not have to wait that much longer.

For the United States, El Niño’s impacts typically arrive on a strengthening of the subtropical jet stream, a phenomenon that tends to sweep Pacific storm systems on a more southerly track than normal — across Southern California, and then the southern tier of

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