Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

NOAA April 2017 ENSO update: Conflicting signals from the tropical Pacific Ocean

NOAA’s latest update on the forecast for El Niño indicates that there are still mixed signals about the likelihood of an El Niño developing later this year.  One observation in favor of the development is the current strong warming right off the coast of Peru and Ecuador, which is causing…
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So long La Niña!

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center announced today that La Niña is now officially over.  This is just as expected based on the predictions of a weak event from late last year.  The sea surface temperature map below shows that while the central Pacific is still colder than normal, the eastern Pacific…
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