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Weather Watch (El Nino: Forecast / Crabs) #700884

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 09, 2002
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Predictions that the El Nino weather system forming in the Pacific Ocean will be mild to moderate reported.

(Los Angeles: Bill Whitaker) An exploding crab population due to the warmer waters brought by El Nino and of hopes that El Nino will bring rain to drought-stricken areas in the West noted; computer animation of El Nino shown; scenes shown of crabs in San Diego. [WOMAN, MAN - say the crabs look like little lobsters.] [NOAA Climate Prediction Center Vern KOUSKY - says the conditions indicate that El Nino will be weak.] [NOAA Climate Diagnostics Center Klaus WOLTER - says this El Nino is not what people in the Southwest hoped for.]

Rather, Dan;
Whitaker, Bill

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