National Weather Service: Good chance for El Nino to develop | KOB 4

National Weather Service: Good chance for El Nino to develop

Eddie Garcia
September 12, 2018 08:21 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - In the Pacific Ocean, sea surface temperatures are pointing to a 60 to 70 percent chance that an El Nino will develop this fall and winter.


National Weather Service Meteorologist Brian Guyer says this could be good news for New Mexico.

"The climate outlooks are suggesting that with the developing El Nino, we do have a favorable chance of above normal precipitation," said Guyer.

But Guyer said climate outlook comes with a catch.

"With the increase in the moisture and the El Nino conditions, we also expect the temperatures to be above normal," said Guyer.

The forecasted above normal temperatures this winter means there could be more rain than snow in lower elevations, but Guyer says mountainous areas could be in good shape.

"Snow levels are a little bit higher, but still that doesn't impact some of the resort locations as they're generally much higher up into the mountains," said Guyer.


Eddie Garcia

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