Goodbye El Niño and Hello La Niña

Monday, August 8, 2016

It's coming! Although it's only August get ready to give a big cold wet welcome to La Niña. The warm waters that dominated the central and Eastern tropical Pacific while El Niño was underway in 2015 have faded. parts of the area are even cooler than they were in May. NOAA forecasters declared El Niño over in June 2016, and issued a “watch” for La Niña, the cool phase of ENSO.

So what does that mean? The last major El Niño event was in 1998 and 1999 was one of the best ski seasons on record... we had too much snow!. Everything is setting up nicely for a killer ski season.

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