Super El Niño (to rescue?)

Didn’t get your fill of summer rain?

Not to worry: Super El Niño is on the way.

This chart compares variations in the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) index with winter rain in south Florida from 1950 to present.  As shown, swings into a high El Niño signal usually coincide with wetter-than-normal south Florida rains. Drops into La Niña are the opposite for south Florida, usually corresponding with drought.

Last time we had one of those we got 20 inches of dry season rain.

See years 1983, 1998 and 2010 on the chart above.

Could mean a colder than normal winter, too.

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