See ya, La Niña: conditions end in the Pacific

EL NIÑO/SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO) DIAGNOSTIC DISCUSSION issued by CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER/NCEP/NWS and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society 09 February 2017 ENSO Alert System Status: Final La Niña Advisory La Niña conditions are no longer present, with slightly below-average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) observed across the central equatorial Pacific and above-average SSTs increasing in the eastern Pacific [Fig. 1]. The latest weekly Niño index values were -0.3°C in the westernmost Niño-4 and Niño-3.4 regions, and +1.5°C in the easternmost Niño-1+2 region [Fig. 2]. The upper-ocean heat content anomaly increased during January and was slightly positive when averaged across…