An El Niño winter is coming—here’s what that means and how to prepare

El Niño is a weather phenomenon that occurs every few years, characterized by warmer ocean temperatures in the Pacific.

This can lead to changes in weather patterns around the world, including more rain and snow in some areas and droughts in others.

In the United States, El Niño winters typically bring wetter and milder conditions to the southern states and colder and drier conditions to the northern states.

To prepare for an El Niño winter, it is important to have emergency supplies on hand, such as food, water, and blankets.

It is also a good idea to have a plan in place for staying warm and safe during power outages or other weather-related emergencies.

In addition, homeowners should take steps to protect their property from potential flooding or other damage caused by heavy rain or snow.

By staying informed and taking proactive measures, you can help ensure that you and your family stay safe and comfortable during an El Niño winter.