An Atmospheric El Niño index surges into unprecedented warmth:
Today sets the record for our Atmospheric El Nino index with a +4.62 sigma amplitude. Pretty remarkable. pic.twitter.com/4uWi5HZcEw
— Michael Ventrice (@MJVentrice) August 30, 2015
Michael Ventrice, a scientist with the Weather Channel, notes that the amplitude is most comparable to the epochal warming that went the El Niño of l982-l983.
NOAA”s experimental precipitation outlook sees a good chance of rain in the South and Southwest.
And with the incredible warmth in the Pacific and eastern Pacific (along CA’s shores) comes an unprecedented three category four hurricanes churning across the equatorial ocean.
— Eric Blake (@EricBlake12) August 29, 2015