Does El Niño contribute to the cold weather, and what is it anyway?
So far it's been chilly in north central Florida, but does this cold weather have to do with a larger phenomenon?
Experts say it's El Niño, an ocean phenomenon that causes changes in global weather patterns and a decrease in Florida sunshine.
"In general, Florida usually sees below normal temperatures during the time period of an El Niño event, but its more due to the fact that we have a lot more moisture around, that creates more rain and less sunshine."
Scientists say so far, the current El Niño event is considered moderate, and expected to continue through the spring, with rainy days in the months ahead.
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