Due to an unusually warm winter, Washington DC's famous cherry trees might reach peak bloom before the Cherry Blossom Festival begins on March 20.
Waters along the equator in the Pacific Ocean were warmer than average during February 2016, but cooler than they were in January, according to satellite observations.
Huge waves can mean only one thing in Hawai'i: surf's up. Should surfers thank El Niño?
Drawings of the typical position of the polar and Pacific jet streams across the U.S. during El Niño and La Niña winters and how those patterns tend to influence winter climate.
January 2016 became the ninth month in a row to set a new record-warmest monthly temperature.
The dismal rainy season in southern Africa has destroyed crops, killed livestock, and even led to blackouts. El Niño probably had something to do with it.
The disruptions of tropical Pacific sea surface temperature and rainfall that occur during the climate pattern called "ENSO" trigger a cascade of global side effects. These maps show how El Niño and La Niña affect seasonal climate around the world.
Rains arrived in California during January 2016, but the drought remains.
Free to good home! NOAA Climate.gov provides hundreds of images and maps that are free for re-use. This page gathers up links to our most popular El Niño and La Niña images.
As they were in December, waters across the tropical Pacific Ocean continued to be much warmer than average in January 2016, suggesting* that El Niño still had a grip on the basin.