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Cold Front Dropping South Across the Western U.S.; Watching Threat for Tornadoes and Flooding in the South

A cold front will push south across the Western U.S. into Tuesday with mountain snow and areas of gusty to high winds. An area of low pressure will form along this front on Tuesday and bring a potential for severe thunderstorms with tornadoes and excessive rainfall in the lower to mid Mississippi River Valley. To the north, heavy snow is possible in parts of the upper Midwest. 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