What El Niño will mean for North America this year

The following is a post from Bob Henson on Weather Underground: What to Expect from El Niño: North America By: Bob Henson , 3:16 PM GMT on July 28, 2015 We’re now well into the ramp-up phase of what promises to be one of the top three El Niño events of the last 60-plus years. Sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) in the Niño3.4 region–an area straddling the eastern tropical Pacific–are the most widely accepted index for the oceanic evolution of El Niño. NOAA announced in its weekly ENSO update on Monday (see PDF) that Niño3.4 SSTs were running 1.6°C degrees above the seasonal…