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Recent Evolution and Current Conditions
Oceanic Niño Index (ONI)
Pacific SST Outlook
U.S. Seasonal Precipitation and Temperature Outlooks
ENSO Alert System Status: El Niño Watch
ENSO neutral conditions are present.*
Equatorial sea surface temperatures (SSTs) are above average across most of the Pacific Ocean.
The patterns of convection and winds are mostly near average over the tropical
A winter return for El Niño?
It’s been a few years since one reared its ugly head, but from what forecasters are seeing in and above the Pacific Ocean, there’s a good chance El Niño will be back for this coming winter.
Based on the latest update from forecasters with NOAA’s Climate
Potentially record cold will inundate most of the United States this week—following a relatively warm November, according to forecasters.
“This is definitely a huge cold air outbreak for the western U.S.,” Jason Furtado, an atmospheric scientist with the University of Oklahoma, told Mashable. “We’re talking temperatures 12 to 15 degrees Celsius below