El nino and la nina
Differences and Characteristics
When the surface waters in the Eastern Pacific are colder than normal, a climate event known as La Nina occurs. A La Nina event is the opposite of an El Nino event. Al Nina events typically bring colder than normal winters and greater precipitation to the Pacific Northwest and the North central United States.
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Comparison of El Nino and La Nina
El Nino is the warm-water event
La Nina is the cold-water event
El Nino brings warmer waters Eastern toward the South American coast.
Al Nina brings typically brings colder than normal winters and greater precipitation to the Pacific NorthWest and the north central United States.