An unstoppable force... an immovable object... they collide in a really played out cliché. But seriously, what the hell happens when an already frightening weather pattern, El Niño, mashes with another ominous force called, "The Blob"?
Well, forecasters sounded the alarm on what could be a beast of an El Niño, but now, some are wondering what'll happen when the equator's warm sea surface temperatures collide with a different long stretch of warm water off the West Coast, dubbed "the Blob." While some are hopeful the combination will result in much-needed rains in the drought stricken region, other experts are unsure how the two phenomena will interact, according to a report by USA Today.
"We've had very few cases in the past when we had both of these things going on at the same time," Kelly Redmond, deputy director of the Western Regional Climate Center in Reno, told the paper. "They could accentuate each other or subtract from each other. They could multiply each other or they might cancel each other. The jury is out." Nothing like the uncertainty of either severe flooding or continued devastating drought conditions, right?