Dakota Midday: El Nino Could Be Strongest On Record

Aug 18, 2015

One of the strongest El Ninos in recorded history could be on its way. That’s according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. While a strong El Nino event could bring much-needed rain to California, it could also disrupt weather patterns across the globe and boost temperatures in some areas.

Dakota Midday interview with Dennis Todey
Credit SDSU Extension

El Nino is a climate phenomenon that occurs every two to seven years in the tropical Pacific and sets off a chain weather patterns.

South Dakota state climatologist Dennis Todey has been keeping an eye on El Nino and he joined Dakota Midday and discussed what impact it could have on the state.