CPC: ENSO-neutral Conditions Expected for Summer

June 6, 2013 05:23 AM
 

The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) says that ENSO-neutral conditions continued for the month of May, "as reflected by the persistence of near-average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across much of the equatorial Pacific Ocean." But the CPC did note that below average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) strengthened in the eastern Pacific.

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Most models favor a continuation of ENSO-neutral, though a small number of models predict weak La Nina conditions "as soon as the Northern hemisphere summer."

The consensus therefore signals there ia a greater chance for La Nina than El Nino, though there is around a 60% or greater chance of ENSO-neutral for the Northern Hemisphere this summer.

 

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