photo of libby barnes standing at her desk, with two computer monitors showing weather maps and drawings
May 31, 2017

Between the weekly forecast and a seasonal outlook—and often less accurate than both—sit “sub-seasonal” weather predictions. In this profile, atmospheric scientist Libby Barnes talks about her work leading a NOAA task force whose members are trying to overcome the special challenges of forecasting over the 2-week to 2-month horizon. 

January 29, 2015

Devastating floods across Malaysia and Thailand in late December and mid-January bear the hallmarks of an enhanced MJO climate pattern superimposed on the seasonal monsoon.

MJO impacts on 2017-18 winter
February 22, 2018

How this winter's temperature swings may have been partially driven by the Madden Julian Oscillation or MJO.  

August 10, 2017

Why the tropical Pacific is exceptionally ENSO-Neutral and what does it mean. 

March 2, 2017

In this installment of our Beyond the Data blog, Carl Schreck talks about how a tropical climate pattern called the MJO left its fingerprints all over California's soaking rains and Boston's recent snowstorm.

December 31, 2014

Several times a year the MJO contributes to various extreme events in the United States, including Arctic air outbreaks during winter across the central and eastern portions of the country.