Scientists are carefully monitoring the development of El Nino, noting that the Pacific Ocean phenomenon could keep Atlantic hurricanes in check this year… David Robinson, the New Jersey state climatologist at Rutgers University, told FoxNews.com that the Middle East heat wave is one of a number of notable weather events occurring at the moment. "Right now the biggest anomaly out there is with the El Nino event in the tropical Pacific," he explained in an email. "However, there is also the warm pool of water persisting in the NW Pacific, a large area of low pressure that has been soaking Southeast Asia and the unusually strong and persistent dome of high pressure over the Middle East."… So-called "dust veils" coming off the African coast across the Atlantic could be influenced by the Middle East heat dome, according to Robinson, further reducing the hurricane risk.
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