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|January 24, 2019|
Air, water not ‘coupling’, El Nino delayed
SOUTHLAND - (INT) – Climatologist are backing down on their outlook for an El Nino this winter because the atmosphere has not shown clear evidence of ‘coupling’ with the ocean.
Despite above-average ocean temperatures, recent months have reflected neutral conditions.
The Climate Prediction Center notes that late winter and early spring are the most favorable months for ‘coupling’ and predict that a weak El Nino will emerge shortly.
“Significant global impacts are not anticipated the remainder of the winter,” according to the latest statement.
Story Date: January 10, 2019