So Long, California Drought? U.S. Issues El Niño Watch

Heavy rains caused mudslides on Feb. 6, 2010, in La Cañada Flintridge, Calif. Photograph by David McNew/Getty Images

Next winter could be radically different for Americans. The U.S. Climate Prediction Center has issued an El Niño watch, forecasting the possible arrival of the periodic phenomenon in which warming of the Pacific Ocean triggers dramatic weather changes for Australia and the Americas.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.