The Climate Prediction Center has issued an El Niño Watch. Yep, there's about a 50% chance that our old friend will arrive just in time for winter. May as well start brushing up on what sort of weather to expect.
El Niño and La Niña: Weather in the Headlines is good for starters. El Niño: Unlocking the Secrets of the Master Weather-Maker takes us a little further. And then there's a rather dramatic video World Almanac’s Guide to Extreme Weather.
Practice up on your sand bagging skills...the next few months could be interesting.
Joe Toschik is a retired Air Force Meteorologist who used to blame a lot of things on El Niño.