Tag: NOAA

Almonds (HealthAliciousNess / Flickr / CC)

El Niño: Party Time for California Almond Growers

The raging El Niño Southern Oscillation, a band of warm ocean water in the central and east-central equatorial Pacific, is about to cause droughts in southern Asia–and to bring enough rain to boost California almond production after years of drought-induced decline.

Obama Pledges $110 million Drought Relief as El Niño Arrives

With Tuna Crabs overrunning San Diego beaches in the first signs that an El Niño weather condition is bearing down on the Western United States, the Obama Administration raised this year’s federal emergency drought funding for the seven Western states to $300 million. After limited aid during two years of inaction, the Obama Administration is going all-in for drought relief, just as El Niño’s torrential rains will soon arrive.

Carlsbad Goo (Josh Koonce / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Miles of SoCal Beach Closed Due to Mysterious Globs of Oil

Strange black blobs of tar-like goo surged on onto southern California’s Manhattan Beach by the thousands, closing down the two-mile area Wednesday while the U.S. Coast Guard and National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration are investigating the source and substance.

After the Rain (Oleg / Flickr / CC : Cropped)

Has El Niño Weather Arrived?

Rain and snow hit Northern California as an unseasonably cold spring storm pushed south through parts of Northern California on Thursday, bringing a welcome break in the drought.

California drought (AP)

NOAA Warning: Strong El Niño Could Turn Drought into Mass Flooding

On April 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officially declared a strong El Niño advisory reflecting substantially above-average surface sea temperatures forming across the equatorial Pacific. This means that there is a 60 to 70 percent probability that America could experience a monster winter like the El Niño that hit in 1997-1998, causing torrential rains in the Southeast, ice storms in the Northeast, tornadoes in Florida, and mass flooding in California.

AP

Feds Warn Spring Breakers to Stay Away from Dolphins

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is warning Gulf Coast spring breakers not to interact with wild dolphins while hitting the beaches this week. The “Keep Dolphins Wild” public awareness campaign urges visitors to Florida beaches not to feed,

‘Breathtaking’ adjustments to Arctic temperature record. Is there any ‘global warming’ we can trust?

Here’s a video that you absolutely must see. Not, I hasten to warn you, because it’s exciting, well-produced or informative; rather, because of the fascinating light it sheds on the debate about global warming in general and also, in particular, on the ongoing controversy about whether organisations like NASA and NOAA are playing fast and loose with the world’s temperature data sets.