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El Niño Webinar at NC CSC Monthly Check In

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

There is a greater than 90% chance that El Niño* will continue through Northern Hemisphere fall 2015, and around an 85% chance it will last through the 2015-16 winter. Imtiaz Rangwala presented a webinar on the emerging 2015-16 El Niño event and its potential impacts on the North Central region of the U.S. The climate FSA team Jeff Lukas (WWA), and Andrea Ray (NOAA ESRL) colloaborated on the presentation. A recording is available, and Wyoming's Livestock Round-up of August 2015 (V27, N13) covered the information. Slides are attached to the full event announcement. 

The North Central Climate Science Center conducts monthly calls with funded investigators and related stakeholders. July's call will be used to review the 2015 El Nino signal observed to-date and what is means for the North Central US.  Imtiaz Rangwala and Jeff Lukas (CU Boulder) will present an overview of El Nino and some specifics for our region, followed by a time for discussion.

* El Niño is an ocean-atmospheric phenomenon marked by warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean near the equator, which occur on average every 2-7 years and last about 9-12 months. The presence of El Niño can influence global weather, climate, ocean conditions, and marine fisheries.