El Nino forecast to return…

El Nino forecast to return to Pacific in 3 months

El Nino, the dreaded weather anomaly which has killed hundreds and spawned disasters across the Asia-Pacific region over the years, could possibly develop by late 2004, the Climate Prediction Center of the U.S. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration said.

This means drought in some areas, and quite possibly, enormous rain (and flooding) for California and the Southwest, both of which are suffering from longterm serious drought.