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Date: Mon, 29 Dec 1997 12:38:23 EST
From: BetHughes <>
Subject: [DISASTER] Re:El Nino ocean tempertures

YES, the El Nino is apparently related to volcanic action along the ocean floor. Its source is in the volcanic region of Indonesia. From there it makes its way east along the equator until it reaches South America. Weather patterns associated with El Nino usually do not affect USA until in mid January. Whether present unusual weather patterns are related to El Nino is uncertain. They may be connected with the general change in weather patterns taking place. We shall see in mid-January if El Nino brings anything different! According to Dr. Charles Pyke, El Nino specialist, increased volcanic activity (on land as well as on ocean floor) is characteristic of an El Nino year.