El Nino and its effects on the North Pacific

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El Nino and its effects on the North Pacific

Post by tonks » Tue May 20, 2014 1:59 pm

So, I'm headed off to a North Pacific destination in November and am wondering what effect the El Nino will have on the frequency and intensity of swell-producing systems. I've heard that El Nino years are associated with less consistent swell over the surf season. Can anyone provide authoritative advice on what the likely impact of a severe El Nino event will be on the North Pacific?

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Re: El Nino and its effects on the North Pacific

Post by steve shearer » Tue May 20, 2014 2:22 pm

nup, the opposite effect.

Greater frequency of storms, more and bigger surf.

Low hanging jetstream can be a prob for Hawaii bringing stormy conditions.

Last Eddie went in an El Nino year.
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Re: El Nino and its effects on the North Pacific

Post by Donweather » Tue May 20, 2014 3:14 pm

Yep agree with Steve. North Pac pumps in an El Nino....well those west facing locations/coasts anyway (ie not sure of where your North Pac location is).

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Re: El Nino and its effects on the North Pacific

Post by tonks » Tue May 20, 2014 6:30 pm

Thanks SS and DW. This is much better news. I'll be heading off to PNG.

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Re: El Nino and its effects on the North Pacific

Post by steve shearer » Tue May 20, 2014 6:36 pm

well, slightly different story.
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Re: El Nino and its effects on the North Pacific

Post by Trev » Tue May 20, 2014 6:44 pm

tonks wrote:Thanks SS and DW. This is much better news. I'll be heading off to PNG.
Yeah?
Not really the "north Pacific"
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Re: El Nino and its effects on the North Pacific

Post by tonks » Tue May 20, 2014 7:55 pm

Trev wrote:
tonks wrote:Thanks SS and DW. This is much better news. I'll be heading off to PNG.
Yeah?
Not really the "north Pacific"
Yes. Sorry gents. I meant a location that receives swell from the Nth Pac.

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Re: El Nino and its effects on the North Pacific

Post by Donweather » Tue May 20, 2014 8:18 pm

steve shearer wrote:well, slightly different story.
Yep. Agreed. That's why I said west facing coasts.

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