Pacific Warming Doesn’t Meet El Nino Criteria, U.S. Says .
The chances that the warming of the equatorial Pacific will form in the next two months are 70 percent, according to the U.S. Climate Prediction Center. The possibility one will happen by fall or early winter is 80 percent.
“We’re not barreling into an El Nino,” said Michelle L’Heureux, a climate scientist at the center in College Park, Maryland .