02/10/2019, 10:32 am EDT

Strongest –PNA on record beneath a historic cold polar vortex causes record West U.S. cold in February. Related to solar minima?

The cold and snow in the West U.S. is becoming extreme. HDD projections indicate a colder February than 1989. A likely historic negative phase (for February) of the Pacific North America index is partially to blame.
02/08/2019, 10:04 am EDT

Global Soil Moisture Trend & Outlook

The most dramatic soil moisture changes the past 3 months are wetter across the eastern half of the U.S., drier in Brazil and South Africa.
02/06/2019, 2:38 pm EDT

Introducing Atmospheric River Index

Quantifying the influence of Madden Julian oscillation on West Coast extreme precipitation events is the atmospheric river index produced by Scripps.
02/04/2019, 1:48 pm EDT

Early 2019 ENSO Trend is Away from El Nino, But…

ENSO is now in neutral phase. However, resurgent warming has appeared near the Dateline. If that warmth shifts eastward which is likely then another El Nino onset risk redevelops during upcoming spring season.