Wednesday, March 29, 2017
It's Starting To Look A Lot Like El Niño
Recent weeks have revealed a rather rapid transformation in the Pacific Ocean of anomalous warming sea surface temperatures in a pattern looking more and more like El Niño. We just experienced one of the most powerful such events in recorded history just two years ago and yet here we are again perhaps. Recent flooding in Peru of almost unprecidented magnitude coupled with the warming sea surface anomalies revealed in this map coupled with the fact that the Australian computer models are more bullish than the American ones in regards to El Niño development later this year, have me convinced we are indeed headed in that direction. Will this mean another wet winter-spring in 2017-2018? Only time will tell!