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- February 9, 2016
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.
- February 8, 2016
December through February average precipitation during every strong, moderate, or weak El Niño since 1950.
- February 5, 2016
December through February average temperatures during every strong, moderate, or weak El Niño since 1950. El Niño has a much less reliable influence on U.S. winter temperatures than precipitation.
- February 3, 2016
Free to good home! NOAA Climate.gov provided 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.
- February 2, 2016
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.
- January 21, 2016
A strong El Niño continued during December 2015 with well above average sea surface temperatures across the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean, according to NOAA Climate Prediction Center’s monthly El Niño advisory update.
- January 18, 2016
Answers to some of the questions that readers frequently ask NOAA experts about El Niño and La Niña.
- January 5, 2016
NOAA's Climate Prediction Center monitors and issues outlooks for El Niño and La Niña using a 2-category (watch/advisory) alert system.
- December 31, 2015
With this year's ongoing El Niño event, parts of East Africa may be ripe for a potential outbreak of Rift Valley Fever. See how government agencies are using climate data to help predict, and hopefully prevent, an outbreak of this deadly mosquito-borne virus that affects both people and valuable livestock.
- Thursday, October 22, 2015
Above-average rainfall this past spring in Morton, Illinois, the so-called “pumpkin capital of the world,” is to blame for a pumpkin shortage this fall.