09/28/2021, 5:13 pm EDT

Negative Indian Ocean Dipole Fading But La Nina to Strengthen Which Keeps Australia Avoiding Drought Risk

The wet influence of negative phase Indian Ocean Dipole on Australian climate, particularly across southern areas is fading. However, a persistent La Nina climate may strengthen during quarter 4 of 2021 enabling more wet climate particularly for north and east portions of the continent.
09/23/2021, 10:24 am EDT

Northern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone ACE Index 75% Of Normal

The 2021 northern hemisphere accumulated cyclone energy index (ACE) is about 75% of normal so far in 2021. Only the North Atlantic basin ACE index is above normal at 79.2 (29% above normal). Interestingly (and rare), both the northeast and northwest Pacific basins have observed below normal ACE index for the tropical cyclone season so far in 2021.
09/20/2021, 12:45 pm EDT

East Pacific Equatorial subsurface Cooling Rapidly…NCEP CFS V2 Now Indicates STRONG La Nina Ahead

During the past 7-10 days the subsurface east-central equatorial Pacific Ocean has turned sharply cooler. Compared to last year, the amplitude of the cool signature this year is stronger than last including a less warm subsurface West Pacific in 2021. The NCEP CFS V2 identifies the cooler subsurface and applies the cooler regime to the forecast and the result is a stronger La Nina developing during quarter 4 of 2021.
09/16/2021, 6:30 am EDT

Meridional Wind Anomaly Forecast For Q4/2021 Identifies Extreme Storm Risk

Extratropical storms in stronger (positive anomaly) flows tend to be stronger and move more slowly. This pattern is responsible for most instances of extreme weather including storm intensity and warmth ahead/cold behind the storm. In an effort to project where extreme storm risk is highest for each month of quarter 4 of 2021 for the U.S. and Europe the Climate Impact Company constructed analog forecast used to generate sensible temperature and precipitation anomalies is used.