El Nino looks like its forming earlier than expected
POSTED: Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 3:59pm
UPDATED: Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 4:01pm
BROWNSVILLE (NEWS CENTER 23) — Chief Meteorologist Chuck Debroder from NBC Affiliate KTSM, and myself went to a weather convention last week at the National Weather Service headquarters at Santa Teresa, NM and the kind information we got from it was intense.
Now I am going to pass the information along to you.
To start off here are some things you need to know.
The NWS is predicting that El Nino will form earlier than usual, and our monsoon season is going to start unseasonably early!
We are going to be expecting possible thunderstorms by May and June, and meteorologists are predicting above normal chance for rain during the monsoon in July through October!
Meteorologists are predicting that May could be the most dangerous month in terms of thunderstorms. You can expect hail and possibly gustnadoes/landspouts! Yes, Brownsville has seen a few of these, rare but a few.
According to NOAA, a gustnado is a slang term for a short-lived, ground-based, shallow, vortex that develops on a gust front associated with either thunderstorms or showers.
I am really anticipating this thunderstorm season!