Kingarabian wrote:A great way to view raw westerly winds and see if they're verifying, is through the buoys. Sharp long arrows pointing from west to east (longer the stronger) are beginning to appear just west of the dateline.
Here's a comparison with the WWB we saw in mid march and for same time period in 2005:
Yeah, this is finally where we diverge from that 2005 analog. I'm surprised it hung around until May. There should be some warming at least of the subsfc soon.
However, it looks like this is the peak of the WWB. Even the CFS has backed off (w/ a drop in SSTA forecast). That means that if this won't significantly boost subsfc anomalies, we'll have to wait weeks. And already, at this point, the current El Niño isn't that healthy