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What is El Niño?

The weather phenomenon called El Niño largely became a part of the public vernacular more than 20 years ago. In 1997, it caused devastating flooding in the Western United States and drought in Indonesia. It also was blamed for deadly virus outbreaks in Africa and rising coffee prices around the world.

UPDATED: Inland NW Winter Outlook

Winter is coming, but the bitter cold might take a break this season. An updated three-month forecast from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center shows an even stronger inclination toward warmer than average conditions across the Inland Northwest for December, January…

Killer summer shreds records

Deadly fires have scorched swaths of the Northern Hemisphere this summer, from California to Arctic Sweden and down to Greece on the sunny Mediterranean. Drought in Europe has turned verdant land barren, while people in Japan and Korea are dying from record-breaking heat.