Thursday, January 29, 2015

El Niñot

This is my suggested name for the state in the Pacific Ocean that has been lingering (oceanographically, at least) at the edge of El Niño conditions for months, but which is now, probably fading back to "normal".   As in "not (quite) El Niño". 

Well, it probably won't catch on.  But it seemed pretty obvious to me.

Here's the most recent (yesterday's) Pacific sea surface temperature anomalies.  Still warm out there, but not very anomalous anymore.  So - wait until next year.

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