This was the headline of a story (click here) posted earlier this week by Climate Central, indicating that El Nino-like conditions have returned to the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  This echoes comments made by Dr. Klaus Wolter earlier this week at the ACF basin webinar on Tuesday.  However, an El Nino is not officially declared until the conditions last for at least four weeks, so we will have to wait for a month to see if the atmosphere links up with the oceans or if the potential El Nino dies off as it did earlier this summer.  There are a number of signs that the El Nino-like conditions are already having impacts, including the very active Eastern Pacific hurricane season and the quiet Atlantic hurricane season.  If it does officially occur, it is expected to be weak, which would make the impacts on the Southeast mostly limited to south GA and AL and in Florida.