The OI.v2 SST anomaly map for the week centered on October 14, 2009 shows that the tropical Pacific SST anomalies are still elevated, with a slight strengthening of El Nino conditions in the Central and West-Central Equatorial Pacific. The tropical Atlantic is still not showing any areas of exceptionally warm SST anomalies. Seasonally elevated SST anomalies in the high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere are dropping. Within a few months, the elevated season component of the SST anomalies will shift to the Southern Hemisphere.
SST Anomaly Map
Global SST anomalies are still elevated, but they are approximately 0.05 deg C lower than the peak earlier this year.
Global SST Anomalies
NINO3.4 SST anomalies for the week centered on October 16, 2009 are still well into mild El Nino territory, and they remain near the same value where they have cycled for a few months.
NINO3.4 SST Anomalies
OI.v2 SST anomaly data is available through the NOAA NOMADS system:
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