11/03/2019, 9:30 am EST

Season’s First Stratospheric Warming Event

The season's first stratospheric warming event emerges the first halof of November peaking on November 10th and located over the northern North Atlantic basin. The most effective stratospheric warming events occur ove rthe polar region nevertheless this episode will enhance a cold pattern across North America and turn Europe stormy into mid-November.
11/01/2019, 7:40 am EDT

Global Alert: Brazil Flash Drought Potentail Areas Identified

Research produced by the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences updated the long-known concept of increased drought risk caused by the combination of long-term rainfall deficits often revealed in lowering deep soil moisture AND short-term rainfall deficits commonly depicted with Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI). Using the methodology flash drought potential areas are identified in Brazil and Argentina.
10/21/2019, 3:08 pm EDT

Heading Back Toward El Nino?

Several weeks of warming in the surface and subsurface eastern equatorial Pacific signals an ENSO trend toward weak El Nino. But is this warming a head fake?
10/15/2019, 5:22 am EDT

Strengthening Positive Indian Ocean Dipole Intensifies Australian Drought

A classic dry climate pattern associated with the positive phase of the Indian Ocean Dipole is strengthening across Australia. Historic drought for Australia as summertime arrives!