September 24, 2015

El Niño is a global phenomenon. Guest blogger Dr. Andrew Watkins shines some light on El Niño's impact across the world in Australia.

August 24, 2015

Guest blogger Ken Takahashi assesses the prospects for this El Niño to be an extreme one in the eastern tropical Pacific, like the 1982 and 1997 events were.

August 13, 2015

ENSO forecasters are predicting this El Niño will be a strong one. What does that mean?

July 30, 2015

Part science expert, part ringmaster, Jessica Blunden shares the challenges and the value of putting together the State of the Climate report every year.

July 7, 2015

“El Niño is Strong!” “No, it’s Moderate!” “But the [insert your favorite ENSO indicator here] is the largest it’s been since the El Niño of 1997-98!”

June 11, 2015

There’s a very high probability that El Niño will continue through the fall and early winter, and it could become a strong event.

June 4, 2015

Everyone's asking if the arrival of El Niño guarantees that 2015 will set a new record for warmest global temperature. In his latest blog, Deke Arndt explains why it's possible--maybe even likely--but not guaranteed.

May 28, 2015

El Niño is the 800-pound gorilla for the winter climate in the U.S., but in summer, it's more like a 6-pound Chihuahua.

reason for the spring barrier
April 30, 2015

Why is it so difficult to make a good ENSO prediction during the Northern Hemisphere spring? 

April 24, 2015

ENSO is a complicated thing to model. What are the challenges, and how can we overcome them?

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