Temperatures/Precipitation | Natural Hazards | Drought | Climate Variability

Climate Variability

There is a multitude of factors that lead to the climate we experience. Some of these like El Niño/La Niña may be familiar to you but there are many others that you may not be as familiar, like the Arctic Oscillation (AO), Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) or the Pacific North American (PNA) tele-connection. All of these factors are indicators of much broader and complex interactions. When collected and examined over a period of time these factors become valuable input for climate prediction across the United States and the entire Earth.

To learn more about and examine the current state of some of the more influential climate factors click on the links below. These sites are quite technical and so we suggest reading background details on these subjects before attempting to interpret the current information.

Latest Sea Surface Temperatures
Latest Sea Surface Temperatures






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