El Nino

GUESTS: Gerry Bell Meteorologist, Climate Prediction Center, National Weather Service Chet Ropelewski Meteorologist El Nino Modeler This year's El Nino looks to be as big as forecasters predicted. It's being blamed for generating tornados that killed over 30 people in Florida Sunday night. El Nino-powered storms have caused nearly 500 million dollars of damage in California, torrential rains are creating havoc in Ecuador and Peru while droughts plague Southeast Asia. Join Ray Suarez and guests for a winter weather update ... what are the damage estimates so far, what's to come, and how much of this can we really blame on El Nino ... on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.



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