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Unformatted text preview: Southeastern US also received heavy rains. Hurricane development in atlantic is suppressed. -Normal Year High pressure in eastern pacific Low pressure in western pacific Trade winds are strong and push that equatorial current to the west-El Nino Year Low pressure in eastern pacific High pressure in western pacific Trade winds weaken and the equatorial current can reverse direction La Nina – opposite of El nino, sea surface temps are colder than normal Typical El Nino- -Warmer than normal winters in Northern US and Canada-Cooler in S.W and S.E US-Eastern US is wetter than normal-Atalntic Hurricane development is suppressed-Drought conditions in Austrailia, Indonesia and the Philippines-Typical La Nina-Cooler temps and increased precipitation in the pacific northwest.-Cold winters in the great plains-Very dry in S.W and S.E U.S-Greater atlantic hurricane activity...
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- Spring '08
- Tropical cyclone, Pacific Ocean