The 2015/16 El Niño continues its steady decline

The 2015/16 El Niño continues its steady decline

The 2015–16 El Niño continues its slow and steady decline, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reports in their latest ENSO Wrap-Up. The tropical Pacific Ocean has cooled further over the past fortnight, and trade winds are near normal….

Alaska experiencing a widespread cooling pattern for at least a decade

Alaska experiencing a widespread cooling pattern for at least a decade

Alaska has been experiencing a widespread cooling pattern for at least a decade. In the first decade since 2000, the state has cooled an average of -16.4°C (2.4 degrees Fahrenheit). Parts of Western Alaska saw temperatures drop a significant 4.5

Sea surface temperatures at the start of hurricane season

Sea surface temperatures at the start of hurricane season

The official start of hurricane season is June 1, though four named tropical storms in May – Alberto and Beryl in the Atlantic, Aletta and Bud in the Pacific – came little earlier. These early home-grown storms are not necessarily a predictor of the August to October

El Nino will get more extreme

El Nino will get more extreme

El Niño and La Niña are the warm and cold phases, respectively, of the pattern known as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in the eastern half of the tropical Pacific. Forecasting how this pattern will behave a few months in advance is now…