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Outdoors Godzilla El Nino vs. the blob: 'The mighty Godzilla will prevail' Godzilla El Nino vs. the blob: 'The mighty Godzilla will prevail'
Two weather entities have been battling it out for media attention of late: The warm 'blob' of water in the Pacific Ocean largely blamed for our year-plus long of warmer temperatures in the Northwest, and a budding El Niño of super strength that has been given a variety of monikers, from "Bruce Lee" El Niño to "Godzilla" El Niño.
Outdoors Public Health Advisory issued for ocean waters at Sunset Bay Public Health Advisory issued for ocean waters at Sunset Bay (Video)
Officials say water samples indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can result in diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Direct contact with the water – especially by children and the elderly, who may be more vulnerable to waterborne bacteria – should be avoided in this area until the advisory is lifted.