The state’s climatologist says possible El Nino conditions are brewing, and explains what that could mean for Illinois.  State Climatologist Jim Angel says this could end up being a pretty big El Nino event, much like was seen in the early 1980’s, and again in the late 90’s.

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Angel says while El Nino can cause changes in regular climate patterns, such as droughts and floods in unlikely places, it doesn’t pose a big threat to Illinois.  Typically, an El Nino event has brought cooler temperatures and more precipitation to the Midwest during the summer and fall months.

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