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What You Need to Know: 4 Most Common Weather Jargons

There are many weather phenomena out there that can greatly affect your Columbus roofing. You can take the first step into protecting your home by knowing exactly the kind of natural occurrences you are up against. We at Newman Roofing will expound on some of technical jargons that you may encounter.

El Niño & La Niña

El Niño and La Niña are two different phases of what is called the El Niño-Southern Oscillation Cycle. This ENSO cycle refers to the rise and fall in temperature between the ocean and the atmosphere located in the east-central region of the Pacific Ocean, which is near the equator.

El Niño refers to the warm phase of the ENSO. It refers to the periodic warming of the equatorial Pacific Ocean. North America usually experiences El Niño before winter comes.

La Niña, on the other hand, refers to the cold phase of the ENSO, as it is the periodic below average cooling of the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Due to La Niña, winter becomes warmer in the Southeast and cooler in the Northwest.

Bermuda High or Azores High

Bermuda High, also known as Azores High, refers to the high-pressure area in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean, typically heading either to the west or to the east. Its name varies depending on the direction. When it travels to the west, they center of this high-pressure area will be by Bermuda, and will be called a Bermuda High. Contrastingly, when it travels to the east, the center will be near Azores, and will be called an Azores High.

Alberta Clipper

Alberta Clipper is a kind of storm that hails from Alberta, Canada or from any of its adjacent localities. It usually forms during the winter months and it is a fast-paced winter storm. The direction that an Alberta Clipper usually takes is southeast, where it brings small amounts of snow, breezy winds and cold temperature wherever it passes.

The next time that your weather forecaster announces any of these weather occurrences, it will be easier for you to know the kind of reinforcing your roofing in Columbus needs. For all your roofing needs, you can put your trust on Newman Roofing. Call us today for more details.

By |2017-01-24T21:26:31+00:00December 2nd, 2014|Blog, User Interest|Comments Off on What You Need to Know: 4 Most Common Weather Jargons

About the Author:

Tim Sistrunk writes for Newman Roofing , a Columbus, Ohio roofing company serving the roof repair and replacement needs of Central Ohio homeowners since 1992.