“Based on the persistent observations of above-average sea surface temperatures across the western and central equatorial Pacific Ocean and consistent pattern of sea level pressure, we can now say that El Niño is here,” explains Mike Halpert, deputy director of the Climate Prediction Center.
In case you didn’t notice, that was sarcasm directed at Dear Leader and his “anthropological climate change” mouth breathers. – jtl, 419
“Based on the persistent observations of above-average sea surface temperatures across the western and central equatorial Pacific Ocean and consistent pattern of sea level pressure, we can now say that El Niño is here,” explains Mike Halpert, CPC deputy director.
This El Niño is considered weak, though. Although forecasters say impacts associated with it could surface in parts of the Northern Hemisphere this spring—such as wetter-than-normal conditions along the Gulf Coast—they don’t expect widespread or significant global weather pattern impacts.
The last El Niño, in 2009-2010, was a moderate to strong event. Other recent El Niños took place from 2002-2003 (moderate), 2004-2005 (weak), and 2006-2007 (weak to moderate). The last very strong El Niño in 1997-1998 provided heavy rainfall in the West, especially California.
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