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El Niņo
as in:  the currents


West coast surfers love El Nino for warm water and big waves.
  warmer than usual ocean currents associated with drier winters in the Pacific Northwest and wetter winters in the Southwest United States
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El Niņo El Nino
Strongly Associated with:   La Niņa
Notes:
An El Niņo event is generally starts off the coast of Ecuador and Peru at Christmas time. (Hence the name which literally translates as "the little boy" in reference to Jesus’ birth.)   A major event generally occurs every 3 to 7 years and is associated with changes in the weather patterns worldwide.
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  • West coast surfers love El Nino for warm water and big waves.
  • El Niņo is famous due to its potentially catastrophic impact on the weather along coasts including Chile, Peru, and Australia.
  • Tropical cyclones are influenced by El Niņo and La Niņa cycles.
  • Once back in town, as El Nino began to bear down on the Russian River, Marsha was standing in front of me, describing her day in every detail.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave

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  • Pastora was prevailed upon to sing and El Nino Ricardo played the guitar and it was very moving and an occasion of true joy and drunken friendship of the highest order.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • I lifted my newborn son above my head for my new friends to see and called out, "Es el nino!"
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
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Associated words [difficulty]:   El Niņo [9] , La Niņa [9] , monsoon [3] , trade winds [7] , La Niņa [9]
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