What Will El Niño be Like in The Future? For Answers, Scientists Look to The Past

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Caribbean ocean temperatures preserved in 5-million-year-old corals provide clues

Scientists are trying to predict the future behavior of El Nino -- the formation of warmer-than-usual ocean waters in the equatorial Pacific -- by looking back in time.

The journal Geology published new findings suggesting that 5 million years ago, El Nino occurred with about the same frequency as it does today.

Severe Storms with Large Hail, Tornadoes Expected Tuesday Afternoon

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By Chris Sorensen

Eastern Colorado faces the risk of hail - potentially two inches or more in diameter - as well as tornadoes Tuesday afternoon.

Shortly after 11:00 a.m., the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Bent, Otero, Crowley, Pueblo, Huerfano, Costilla and Las Animas counties which will remain in effect until 6:00 p.m. There is potential for the watch area to expand later in the day.