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Calm Midweek, Before Weekend Winter Storm?

The weather pattern remains mostly quiet midweek but this may change by the weekend as confidence is increasing on a winter storm along the East Coast. On Wednesday, expect below normal temperatures for the Eastern half of the U.S., locally heavy snow in the southern Rockies and High Plains, showers and isolated thunderstorms in Florida and air stagnation issues in the Northwest. Read More >

ENSO Teleconnections

 

     El Niño   La Niña

 


 

What Are the Impacts of El Niño/La Niña?

 

 Global Precipitation Impacts During El Niño and La Niña

The effects of ENSO are often called teleconnections, emphasizing that changing conditions in one part of the world can affect areas far from the source.

El Niño and Rainfall   La Niña and Rainfall

 Impacts on the United States

The impacts of ENSO on the United States are most noticeable in the cold season.

El Niño   La Niña

 Narratives About El Niño and La Niña Impacts (from CPC)

The Climate Prediction Center discusses how weather patterns are affected by ENSO.

 Risk of Seasonal Climate Extremes (from PSL)

Will your area have an increased or decreased risk of temperature or precipitation extremes?

 


 

Composites - Local Impacts

 

 Temperature/Precipitation Impacts by ENSO Phase

 Temperature/Precipitation Probabilities During La Niña

 Box and Whiskers Analysis by Climate Division

 Complete Suite of Composites

 Selectable ENSO Response (from PSL)

  El Niño Impacts on Texas

 


 

Other Impact/Teleconnection Links

 

 Climate Prediction Center (CPC) - ENSO Impacts Page

  Physical Sciences Laboratory (PSL) - Global Composites and Extremes