La Nina could boost storm activity in Gulf of Mexico, experts say

07/8/2010 | MSNBC

The La Nina phenomenon, which is characterized by colder-than-average waters in the Pacific Ocean, could aid hurricane formation in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a forecast from the Climate Prediction Center. The weather pattern, which is likely to take hold in July or August, could boost the number of hurricanes and dampen efforts to contain and clean up the BP oil spill, the center said.

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