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El Nino Forecast Released

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As if our weather hasn't been wild enough lately, long range forecasters now say we should expect El Nino conditions by this fall.

El Nino happens every two to seven years and is difficult to forecast.

It's a band of warm Pacific Ocean water that can lead to extreme weather conditions in the U-S, including floods and drought.

"We could have a hotter and drier summer, or we could have a cooler and wetter summer, so things are still just up in the air, it's an early forecast and of course the last forecast for El Nino was a bust," said WALB'S Chief Meteorologist Yolanda Amadeo.

The Climate Prediction Center says El Nino could result in a below average Atlantic hurricane season, although powerful hurricanes have developed in past El Nino years.

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