Jun 25, 2014

El Niño enters the mix

Word from the equator is that an El Niño is on the rise:

That adds a wildcard into south Florida's meteorologic outlook.

The graph above provides a comparison of the ENSO index and dry season rainfall in south Florida.  Typically, El Niños translate into wetter than normal dry seasons and La Niñas translate into drier than normal dry seasons for south Florida.  In recent years the El Niño wetted dry seasons of 1983, 1994, 1998 and 2010 really jump out.

Typically the result is a defused tropical storm season and a wetter upcoming dry season.

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