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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 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 26, 2016
According to NOAA’s Regional Snowfall Index, the January 22–24, 2016, snowstorm ranked as a Category 4 —“crippling”—event for both the Northeast and Southeast.
- 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 19, 2016
Global surface temperature was record warm in 2015, moving ahead of the record set just last year by 0.29°F—the largest margin by which one year has ever beaten another since official records began in 1880.
- January 18, 2016
Answers to some of the questions that readers frequently ask NOAA experts about El Niño and La Niña.
- January 6, 2016
The 2015 annual average U.S. temperature was 54.4°F, 2.4°F above the 20th century average, the second warmest year on record.
- 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.