Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies of All Four NINO Regions Are Now Above the Threshold of an El Niño

We knew it would happen sooner rather than later. For the week centered on May 7, 2014, the sea surface temperature anomalies of the NINO3.4 region have joined the others above the +0.5 deg C threshold of an El Niño. See the four graphs in Figure 1.  NINO1+2 values have taken another leap higher.

Figure 1

Figure 1

SOURCE

The Reynolds OI.v2 data are available through the NOAA NOMADS website.

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About Bob Tisdale

Research interest: the long-term aftereffects of El Niño and La Nina events on global sea surface temperature and ocean heat content. Author of the ebook Who Turned on the Heat? and regular contributor at WattsUpWithThat.
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5 Responses to Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies of All Four NINO Regions Are Now Above the Threshold of an El Niño

  1. Steve Keohane says:

    This will be interesting to watch. Thanks Bob.

  2. craigm350 says:

    Thanks Bob.

    Wondering if you’d seen this

    “England’s bid for World Cup glory in Brazil this summer could be undone by a much-feared weather phenomenon. Climate researchers at the University of Reading say there is a 60% chance of an El Nino event hitting the country.The scientists say the complicated meteorological system is likely to cause extremely dry and sunny weather in June and July.”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27343057

  3. craigm350 says:

    Reblogged this on CraigM350.

  4. Bob Tisdale says:

    Thanks for the link, craigm350, and for reblogging the post.

    Regards

  5. craigm350 says:

    You’re welcome Bob.

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