NMME ENSO forecast
September 22, 2016

Because why go to the movies when you come to Climate.gov and watch the evolution of ENSO forecasts over the past two years?

August 25, 2016

Understanding the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) as multiple layers of ice cream.  And how is it related to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation?  

July 13, 2016

Blogger Tony Barnston describes how the transition from ENSO-neutral toward La Niña is progressing, and explains why models have become somewhat less bullish on the certainty and strength of the La Niña.

June 23, 2016

Crack out the popcorn, sit back, and marvel over the decay of El Niño.

image of a diver placing a CTD sensor on a reef
May 27, 2016

It's been a tough year for the globe's coral and the scientists who use coral to paint a picture of ENSO back thousands of years. 

April 28, 2016

Guest blogger Amy Butler explains how changes in the stratospheric polar vortex can influence the "usual" effects of El Niño on the climate in the Northern Hemisphere.

March 24, 2016

The 2015-2016 El Niño will go down as one of the strongest on record, and also, thanks to El Niño Rapid Response Campaign, one of the best observed.

March 16, 2016

Is El Niño the Marcia Brady of climate variability? In this week's Beyond the Data blog, Jake Crouch talks about whether El Niño played a starring role in this winter's climate.

March 3, 2016

In this week's Beyond the Data blog, NCEI's Deke Arndt explains how comparing a record-setting warm streak from 2015 to one in 1944 is like comparing the tallest player in the NBA to the tallest kid in 2nd grade.

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