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So Long, La Niña; Arctic Temperatures Soar 63°F in 24 Hours (1 Viewer)


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In its latest monthly advisory, issued Thursday, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) sounded the death knell for the 2016-17 La Niña. SSTs in the benchmark Niño 3.4 region (in the equatorial Pacific) warmed to 0.3°C below average during early February; SSTs of 0.5°C or more below average in this region are required to be classified as weak La Niña conditions. As further evidence of the demise of La Niña, subsurface cold waters across the equatorial Pacif...<br /><a href="http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=3555">Read More</a>


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I've read this but I'm not 100% sure what it means, can someone nutshell this for me....was this the cause of the drought, mild (so far) winter and Dixie Alley tornadoes Jan and Feb?
 

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There is a 3-12 month delay between changes so no in my opinion it would not be related... Wait until late March!
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