A new monster El Niño event is coming later this year


All signs point to a new monster El Niño event later this year.

And it may be exceptionally hazardous.

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Snapshots of the averaged sea surface height anomalies at four different moments since March 2015. Shades of red indicate where the ocean stood above normal sea level because warmer water expands to fill more volume (thermal expansion). Shades of blue show where sea level and temperatures were lower than average (thermal contraction). Normal sea-level conditions appear in white. The maps are based on altimetry measurements made by the OSTM/Jason-2 satellite and analyzed by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Scientists thought the emerging El Niño conditions emerging in the Pacific Ocean was too week and too late, so unsignificant. But weather conditions have changed over the past several months.

Surface waters are getting warmer in the central and eastern Pacific, while conditions to the west are getting drier and cooler, LIKE before the substantial El Niño event of 1997-98.

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The left-side measurements come from the TOPEX/Poseidon mission, while the right side is from Jason 2. Comparing the two years, 1997 seems slightly less intense. But trade winds collapsed and the eastern Pacific warmed dramatically from August through November 1997, setting the stage for a turbulent winter that brought flooding rains and landslides across the West Coast of North and South America.

Climate experts even say:

[quote_box_center]We have not seen a signal like this in the tropical Pacific since 1997. It’s no sure bet that we will have a strong El Niño, but the signal is getting stronger. What happens in August through October should make or break this event.[/quote_box_center]

The new images by the OSTM/Jason-2 satellite show averaged sea surface height anomalies since March 2015. Sea-surface heights have shifted about 50 cm across the Pacific, a strong indication of El Niño’s strength. Moreover, 2015 may become the hottest year on record.

But there is still time:

[quote_box_center]Traditionally, El Niño reaches it peak between December and April, so there’s still time for conditions to change. Factors that could influence its growth include the mysterious warm blob in the Pacific and shifts in the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.[/quote_box_center]

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