04/16/2021, 7:51 am EDT

Cool Phase of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation Strengthens

Dr. Nate Mantua, PDO Expert at the NOAA/NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center reports that the March 2021 Pacific decadal oscillation index was -1.17 which represents moderate-to-strong cool phase. During March the -PDO regime present since early last year intensified to the strongest level during this 14-15 month-long cool regime.
04/14/2021, 10:45 am EDT

U.S. Summer 2021 Outlook/Climate Discussion

The outlook is very similar to previous outlooks projecting a hotter than normal summer season for the Southwest to Central and Northeast U.S. The Great Plains gain a dry climate pattern and widening drought is increasingly likely. The wet zone is across the East and Southeast U.S. Land-falling hurricanes contribute to the wet forecast in September.
04/07/2021, 7:49 am EDT

2021 North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Season Forecast

The Climate Impact Company 2021 tropical cyclone season activity forecast for the North Atlantic basin indicates 17 tropical storms, 9 hurricanes and 2 intense hurricanes. Above normal activity is expected although not as active as last year. The accumulated cyclone energy forecast is 127.
04/01/2021, 4:18 am EDT

Negative Indian Ocean Dipole Ahead for Australia

The Australia Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting negative Indian Ocean Dipole to develop for JUL/AUG 2021. The event is weak and short-lived. -IOD climate pattern are associated with wet climate across western and southern Australia.