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Natural Climate Patterns
- April 5, 2016
Temperatures across the tropical Pacific Ocean were warmer than average in March 2016.
- March 7, 2016
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.
- March 4, 2016
Huge waves can mean only one thing in Hawai'i: surf's up. Should surfers thank El Niño?
- February 19, 2016
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.
- February 17, 2016
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.
- 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 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.
- 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.