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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