NOAA's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) has issued an El Niño Watch, indicating that conditions are favorable for a transition from ENSO-neutral to El Niño conditions during the June to August 2009 time frame. This would indicate the likelihood of an El Niño this upcoming winter. Should El Niño conditions develop, this would have a significant impact on the regions weather next winter. Click here for the Official CPC El Niño Advisory. The CPC Monthly and Seasonal Outlooks are available here.
Stay tuned for updates as the summer of 2009 progresses. Remember, your NOAA's National Weather Service is your official source for Water, Weather and Climate forecasts and data. Check out the latest National and Regional Weather and Climate Information at http://www.weather.gov/