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Sea surface temperatures during August, 2015, shown as departure from the 1081-2010 average. Climate.gov figure.

El Niño forecast to continue through winter, weakening into spring 2016

As of Thursday (Sept 10), we have seen nine named hurricanes in the Pacific. Hilo has been breaking temperature records this summer.

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Wet season rainfall outlook for Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE Summary of the dry season (May through September 2014) Statewide: Most locations had near to above average rainfall Wettest dry season in the last 30 years (based on average rankings from eight sites) despite late August and early September dryness. o Monthly rainfall records broken at 16 sites o July rainfall at Waimanalo […]

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Climate researchers discover El Nino’s fueling effect on intense hurricanes

MEDIA RELEASE El Nino, the abnormal warming of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, is a well-studied tropical climate phenomenon that occurs every few years. It has major impacts on society and Earth’s climate – inducing intense droughts and floods in multiple regions of the globe. Further, scientists have observed that El Nino greatly […]

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NOAA expects near-normal or above-normal Central Pacific hurricane season

Twenty-year era of low activity likely to be offset in 2014 by impacts of El Nino

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Researchers find El Nino unusually active in the late 20th century

MEDIA RELEASE Spawning droughts, floods and other weather disturbances worldwide, the El Niño – Southern Oscillation (ENSO) impacts the daily life of millions of people. The ability to forecast how ENSO will respond to global warming thus matters greatly to society. However, providing accurate predictions is challenging because ENSO varies naturally over decades and centuries. […]

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Climate researchers discover new rhythm for El Nino

MEDIA RELEASE El Nino wreaks havoc across the globe, shifting weather patterns that spawn droughts in some regions and floods in others. The impacts of this tropical Pacific climate phenomenon are well known and documented. A mystery, however, has remained despite decades of research: Why does El Nino always peak around Christmas and end quickly […]

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El Nino may heat up Pacific 2012 hurricane season

Depending on how quickly El Nino develops, there could be … an extended season on the Pacific side

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Second hottest July on record as El Nino fade continues

Second hottest July on record as El Nino fade continues

MEDIA RELEASE / Newswise Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.14 C per decade July temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.49 C (about 0.88 degrees Fahrenheit) above 20-year average for July. Northern Hemisphere: +0.63 C (about 1.13 degrees Fahrenheit) above 20-year average for July. Southern Hemisphere: +0.34 C (about 0.58 degrees Fahrenheit) above 20-year […]

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Dry El Nino weather forecast for this Winter is worsening drought conditions and increasing the effects of vog on the Big Island, said Quince Mento, head of the Hawai‘i County Civil Defense.

El Nino’s effects worsening on the Big Island

Dry El Nino weather forecast for this Winter is worsening drought conditions and increasing the effects of vog on the Big Island, said Quince Mento, head of the Hawai‘i County Civil Defense.

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NASA: Last decade was warmest on record

NASA: Last decade was warmest on record

MEDIA RELEASE A new analysis of global surface temperatures by NASA scientists finds the past year was tied for the second warmest since 1880. In the Southern Hemisphere, 2009 was the warmest year on record. Although 2008 was the coolest year of the decade because of a strong La Nina that cooled the tropical Pacific […]

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NOAA climate experts say the strengthening El Niño could mean a greater chance of late-season tropical cyclone development in the central Pacific, more high surf and less rainfall for the Hawaiian Islands during the upcoming wet season, which normally runs from October through April.

NOAA Prepares Citizens for Possible El Niño Impacts in Hawaii and the Pacific

NOAA climate experts say the strengthening El Niño could mean a greater chance of late-season tropical cyclone development in the central Pacific, more high surf and less rainfall for the Hawaiian Islands during the upcoming wet season, which normally runs from October through April.

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A patch of warmer than average ocean temperatures in the eastern Pacific on July 26, 2009, revealed the onset of El Niño conditions.

El Nino conditions set in across Pacific Ocean

A patch of warmer than average ocean temperatures in the eastern Pacific on July 26, 2009, revealed the onset of El Niño conditions.

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