Fall is here, and that means the cooler weather is about to set in. However, this year is going to be different. Meteorologists predict this year’s El Niño, Spanish for “little boy,” can bring a record amount of rainfall. According to livescience.com, El Niño is a climate cycle in the Pacific Ocean with a global impact on weather patterns. The cycle begins when warm water in the western tropical Pacific Ocean shifts eastward along the equator toward the coast of South America. Normally, this warm water pools near Indonesia and the Philippines. During an El Niño, the Pacific’s warmest surface waters sit offshore of northwestern South America. In other words, winds blow from east to west across the Pacific Ocean and push the warm ocean waters towards the western end of the ocean. During El Niño, those winds slow down, causing the colder water from ocean depths to stop rising to the surface. The absence of the colder water causes temperatures across the Pacific to rise, resulting in the phenomenon of El Niño.
What does that mean for the U.S.? If meteorologists are correct about this year’s El Niño, we can expect an unusual amount of rainfall along the west coast, as well as the southeast region of America. With heavy rainfall comes heavy snowfall. El Niño usually brings colder than usual winters to the west coast, but don’t worry. Yea.Nice has you covered! We’ve prepared for the colder weather ahead, and we’ve stocked up on inventory. We have beanies made of acrylic, cashmere, wool, and other blends of fabric that will help you battle the cold. Feel free to visit our website to grab a beanie that will keep you warm this winter.