Because why go to the movies when you come to Climate.gov and watch the evolution of ENSO forecasts over the past two years?
Crack out the popcorn, sit back, and marvel over the decay of El Niño.
Where are my El Niño impacts?!
Was El Niño to blame for the above-average temperatures during November and December 2015? As always, the answer is not that simple.
“El Niño is Strong!” “No, it’s Moderate!” “But the [insert your favorite ENSO indicator here] is the largest it’s been since the El Niño of 1997-98!”
Why is it so difficult to make a good ENSO prediction during the Northern Hemisphere spring?
You're not the only one wondering if we will see El Niño grow or continue into this coming winter 2015. How useful are March winds and subsurface temperatures across the tropical Pacific Ocean in predicting winter El Niño or La Niña states?
The model predictions during 2014 were not that shabby. A major, strong El Niño was not well justified by the predictions.
The tropical Pacific Ocean sloshes around like water in your bathtub. These waves are as important as the vortex of water that spirals down the drain.
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