NotSparta wrote:Kingarabian wrote:NotSparta wrote:
Not so sure I'd call that La Niña - but it's uncommonly far west for El Niño. It's looking more like Modoki Niño to me, and I mean the kind w/ a La Niña like EPAC.
Essentially, this is a La Niña pattern shifted west enough that the warm WPAC waters show up near and east of the dateline
Its continuing a pattern we've seen since last year September. These tweets create some sort of confusion, as the start of this current El Nino was during the fall while there was quite a bit of sinking motion over the WPAC (based on that Ventrice graphic).
Looks new to me - the standing wave was in a canonical position until January
Bunch of yellow situated over the WPAC if you look at that graphic dating to last fall. Thats when he was tweeting about his atmospheric index being in La Nina, around that period if you recall.