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    14 Aug '15 20:05
    http://phys.org/news/2015-08-qa-drought-weary-california-el-nino.html

    Large El Nino usually means more rain for California, let's hope so, The only problem is there may be flooding because of burned brush cover.
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    14 Aug '15 20:09
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2015-08-qa-drought-weary-california-el-nino.html

    Large El Nino usually means more rain for California, let's hope so, The only problem is there may be flooding because of burned brush cover.
    Yeah, 'West Coasters' might be one of the few people who would cheer on a strong El Niño.
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    16 Aug '15 13:51
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    Yeah, 'West Coasters' might be one of the few people who would cheer on a strong El Niño.
    What are the negatives associated with El Nino?
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    16 Aug '15 14:23
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    What are the negatives associated with El Nino?
    Apart from a boost to global average temperatures?

    http://www.oc.nps.edu/webmodules/ENSO/effects.html
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    16 Aug '15 19:15
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    What are the negatives associated with El Nino?
    Floods
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    16 Aug '15 19:42
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Floods
    You mean floods in areas that have been hard hit by wildfires? Or just too damn much rain?
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    17 Aug '15 05:48
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    You mean floods in areas that have been hard hit by wildfires? Or just too damn much rain?
    Too much rain all at once such that the ground cannot absorb it
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    17 Aug '15 11:15
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2015-08-qa-drought-weary-california-el-nino.html

    Large El Nino usually means more rain for California, let's hope so, The only problem is there may be flooding because of burned brush cover.
    along with more rain, California needs an above average winter snow pack
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    19 Aug '15 10:51
    Originally posted by lemondrop
    along with more rain, California needs an above average winter snow pack
    El Nino won't last through the winter though, right?
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    19 Aug '15 11:06
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    El Nino won't last through the winter though, right?
    Does usually, it's forecast/expected to be a thing in 2016 as well...

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2015/08/17/july_2015_hottest_july_on_record.html
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