A strong El Nino in the Pacific will set the stage for much of winter weather in the country this time around, but will it impact New Jersey?… Halpert says it could mean above average temps here, but also more moisture. He says this season’s El Nino could be the strongest since one that occurred in 1997-98. He believes it could be "among the three strongest since the 1950s."… Will it mean more snow? State Climatologist Dave Robinson of Rutgers says past El Ninos in Jersey have gone both ways… According to Robinson, there are two wild cards out there for this El Nino winter in New Jersey. One is that pool of warm water out in the north Pacific Ocean, that has actually helped contribute to the last two winters being so cold in eastern north America. Robinson says, "that pool of warm water is still there. So that could, at times, overide the El Nino signal coming out of the tropics."
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