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From 'Eye of the Tiger' to Adele: How Pop Music Tells the Story of El Niño

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Texas is winding down a year of extreme weather. A lot of it is attributed to the El Niño weather pattern that pushes more moisture in our direction. 

Recently the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, took a look at past severe El Niño years, with an ear to what music was popular at the time.

It was a historical perspective so unique, KUT’s Mose Buchele decided to put it on the radio.

It’s been about 17 years since the last monster El Niño. But this year in Texas we’ve already seen record-breaking floods and an oddly warm winter. And it’s not over. El Niño is expected to last into the spring.

Mose Buchele focuses on energy and environmental reporting at KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @mosebuchele.
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