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Chance For El Nino Increases

El Nino may be coming back. The National Weather Service says there's now a 65-percent chance the West Coast will see a wet winter because of an El Nino weather pattern. Pacific Ocean temperatures are warming, but Michelle Mead with the National Weather Service says another element is still needed.

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Mike Halpert with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration explains what's needed for El Nino to return.

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Halpert says if El Nino does return, it won't have major implications.

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Mead also says the current rains in California are not a result of El Nino. She says they're just typical winter storms we haven't seen in a few years.

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