You can now call it “The Strongest El Niño In Modern History”.
There are several different ways to measure the strength of El Niño, and we hit a milestone on one of those measuring sticks Monday morning. Looking only at the weekly departure from normal ocean temperatures, ENSO Region 3.4 – the one that means the most to winter weather in California – just hit an all-time high. The ocean temperature in that part of the equatorial Pacific has risen to 3.0 degrees Celsius warmer than average. That’s higher than the peak values for both the 1997-98 event (+2.8 degrees C) and the 1982-83 event (+2.7 degrees C).
Thursday, November 19, 2015
El Nino Now Strongest In Modern History
CBS San Francisco reports:
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