El Niño/La Niña Information
El Niño conditions will continue into the spring, but a transition to ENSO neutral conditions is expected this summer.
What does El Niño mean for North and Central Texas? Click here.
ENSO Diagnostic Discussion
This monthly summary is prepared by the experts at the Climate Prediction Center (CPC).
The discussion is also available in pdf and Word formats.
All About ENSO
An Introduction to the El Niño/Southern Oscillation
The above link provides a basic overview of ENSO (El Niño/Southern Oscillation). Various links to other summaries and tutorials are also provided.
An Explanation of ENSO Indices
Descriptions of various ENSO indices are accompanied by an explanation of how the indices are used to detect/declare an El Niño or La Niña event.
El Niño and La Niña primarily affect the weather during the cold season. What effects does the ENSO phase have on North Texas? Click the Teleconnections link to find out!
El Niño Observations (from NOAA)
Today's El Niño/La Niña Information (from PMEL-TAO)
Latest El Niño Data (from PMEL-TAO)
CPC's El Niño Diagnostic Discussion
CFS Model Forecasts (from CPC)
Forecasts from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Project (TAO)
Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) - El Niño Forecasts
CDC Model Forecasts (technical)
Summary of ENSO Model Forecasts (from IRI)
NOAA El Niño Page
NOAA El Niño Theme Page (PMEL-TAO)
Climate Prediction Center (CPC) - El Niño/La Niña Home
CPC's Weekly ENSO Update (available in pdf or ppt)
Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) - ENSO Information
International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)