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What a building super El Niño could mean for Colorado’s weather
DENVER -- El Niño has grown in recent months. It is now stronger than the 1997 El Niño, the most recent "super El Niño." Here's how the storms will impact Colorado. What is El Niño? Ocean water in the south Pacific Ocean is more than 3 degrees Celsius warmer than normal. That warmer water tends to affect the position of the jet stream (storm track) heading into fall, winter and sometimes spring.