The Climate Prediction Center’s latest ENSO outlook, issued yesterday, ups the odds for a weak El Niño by the end of the year. Last month, they put the odds at 50-50. Yesterday, they said a weak El Niño is “likely” by the end of the year. Here in New Mexico, that tips the odds wet.
In Australia, there’s a strong correlation between El Niño and drought. From The Age: “Farmers fear the worst”
Jim Hansen rocks! So far, anyway. Now we’ll see what happens to that El Nino going into the following year (bearing in mind that the “super El Nino” prediction was heavily caveated).