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Latest ENSO Diagnostics: La Niña conditions favored for Northern Hemisphere

During September, ENSO-neutral conditions were reflected in near-to-below average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across most of the central and eastern Pacific Ocean. Overall, the ocean and atmosphere system remains consistent with ENSO-neutral, although edging closer to La Niña conditions. La Niña conditions are favored (~55-65%) during the Northern Hemisphere fall and winter 2017-18.

October 19, 2017

During September, ENSO-neutral conditions were reflected in near-to-below average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across most of the central and eastern Pacific Ocean.

Over the western equatorial Pacific Ocean, low-level trade winds were anomalously easterly and upper-level winds were anomalously westerly. Overall, the ocean and atmosphere system remains consistent with ENSO-neutral, although edging closer to La Niña conditions.

La Niña conditions are favored (~55-65%) during the Northern Hemisphere fall and winter 2017-18.

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