Initially timid, El Niño struggled to establish itself in the somewhat warm equatorial Pacific Ocean.
June emergence, it has grown and has the potential to equal the most powerful occurrences ever recorded over the winter months.
Since the periodic climatic trend pushes the jet stream into lower latitudes over the southernmost regions of the United States.
El Niño this winter has a 71% probability of being a powerful occurrence that might cause tornadoes, bloat Lake Okeechobee.
The sun during the darkest days of the year, and a 95% chance of holding steady through March.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research's forecasters are even more confident, forecasting a "super" El Niño similar to the powerful 2015–2016 .
However, experts are hesitant to anticipate a substantial winter chill even with a robust El Niño since Palm Beach County has seen warmer-than-normal winters.