El Niño 2015-2016: Getting Weather Information, More Resources, Links

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Rain falls on downtown Los Angeles, as seen from Sky5 on Oct. 5, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Visit the weather section of KTLA.com  for the latest weather info and El Niño-related news. Additional weather information is available from the National Weather Service in Oxnard.  If hazardous weather is in the forecast or is occurring, the service will issue a special weather statement (SPS). Statements breakdown storms, while detailing expected precipitation, winds and any other hazardous weather forecasted.

The Southland is divided among three forecast centers of the National Weather Service. Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties are handled by the San Diego office. Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and the counties north along the coast fall under the Oxnard office. Some of the inland desert communities are forecasted from the Las Vegas office. All warnings and watches for Southern California can be found on the Los Angeles Fast Page.

More Links:

L.A. County: Prepare for El Niño 2015
http://www.lacounty.gov/elnino

NOAA El Niño Portal
http://www.elnino.noaa.gov/

NASA El Niño Science
http://science.nasa.gov/earth-science/oceanography/ocean-earth-system/el-nino/

NASA El Niño For Kids
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/el-nino/en/
http://climatekids.nasa.gov/el-nino/

El Niño/ENSO Diagnostic Discussion
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory/ensodisc.pdf

El Niño/ENSO Diagnostic Discussion (en Español)
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory/ensodisc_Sp.pdf

Weekly ENSO Update [NOAA Climate Prediction Center]
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/lanina/enso_evolution-status-fcsts-web.pdf

Will El Niño Make a Difference With Our Drought?
http://www.water.ca.gov/waterconditions/docs/Drought_ENSO_aug2014_handout.pdf
http://earthsky.org/earth/can-el-nino-end-california-drought

Understanding El Niño NOAA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tuou_QcgxI

Impacts On The Mammals
http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/mediacenter/faq_2015_ca_sea_lion_strandings.pdf

NOAA Summary El Niño 1997/98
http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/techrpts/tr9802/tr9802.pdf

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