El Nino Update

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

Today I want to take a slightly different look at current ENSO conditions, and concentrate on subsurface temperature anomalies along the equator:

This is the latest situation:

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http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory/

Despite positive, albeit weakening, anomalies on the surface, below the surface a huge pool of cold water has been building up in the last three months.

How does this compare to previous El Nino events? Unfortunately NOAA have no archived data for the 1998 event, but we can look at 2010, which was a much weaker one, but still the biggest since 1998 until the current El Nino.

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