Experts at TAMUCC Say El Niño Season Could Provide Wet Winter
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
Experts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi said last weekend's heavy rains could signal a wet winter.
"Locally here and around the Gulf, we get more rainfall during El Niño," said Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nuñez, associate professor at TAMUCC. "So maybe what we had recently is a sign of good things to come for us."
Mestas-Nuñez is an associate professor of Environmental Sciences and Physical Oceanography at the Island University. He said they have been monitoring the Pacific Ocean and have noticed a warming trend. They said that could signal the beginning of an El Niño season, which could make predicting the weather a little bit easier.
"All we can do is use what we know from science, and try to make our best prediction," Mestas-Nuñez said. "El Niño is in our favor, in terms of making predictions."
The doctor said we should feel the effects of El Niño during November, December and January.