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El Niño Tracker - March 2016 - Time Winding Down for El Niño in the Southwest

Friday, March 18, 2016

Originally published in the Mar 2016 CLIMAS Southwest Climate Outlook

El Niño conditions continued for a 13th straight month, but the peak of this event has passed. Monitoring and forecast discussions emphasize strong positive sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies (Figs. 1–2) and enhanced convective activity in the central and eastern Pacific. These positive temperature anomalies are waning, and trade wind activity is increasing, indications that this El Niño event is on the decline. Most forecasts emphasize this event will continue through spring or early summer before returning to ENSO-neutral status. (read more)

Southwest Climate Outlook March 2016 - Last Gasp for El NIño?

Thursday, March 17, 2016

In the Mar 2016 issue of the CLIMAS Southwest Climate Outlook (SWCO)

Southwest Climate Summary & Recap (this post - read more)

  • Precipitation & Temperature
  • Drought, Snowpack & Water Supply
  • El Niño Tracker
  • Environmental Health and Safety (including wildfire)
  • Precipitation & Temperature Forecast Summaries

Also in this issue: 

Image Source - Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service

Image Source - NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information