Upcoming Monster El Niño About to Bring Year of Unusual and Deadly FloodsUpcoming Monster El Niño About to Bring Year of Unusual and Deadly Floods With the news today that we should almost certainly see the predicted monster El Niño through the upcoming winter and spring, people are wondering what to expect. The answer is flooding. So much flooding. Along with the latest El Niño forecast today, NOAA also released its projections for how much of an increase of flooding we might see along with it. It’s the kind of flooding predicted that’s a little unusual, though: a series of small, persistently recurring floods along our coastlines, better known as “nuisance floods.”

To explain the concept of “nuisance flooding” to a generation of millennials whose memories of the last round of late El Niño nuisance flooding may be a bit soggy (hey-oh!), NOAA put together this evocative little drawing:Please pay special attention to the dog with a single tear rolling down his nose and to the woman standing knee-deep in standing water to mourn her wet newspaper—death of print! But just how much of a nuisance can we expect these coastal floods to be? It depends on where on the coast you’re located—some areas should see a manageable 25% rise, while some areas should see up to 125%. FULL REPORT