Friday Top of the Scroll: ‘Super El Niño’ is here, but La Niña looks likely. What’s in store for the coming months
The current El Niño is now one of the strongest on record, new data shows, catapulting it into rare “super El Niño” territory, but forecasters believe that La Niña is likely to develop in the coming months. … But this so-called super El Niño’s strength won’t last long – it has reached its peak strength and is headed on a downward trend, said Michelle L’Heureux, a climate scientist with the Climate Prediction Center. … A La Niña watch is now in effect, meaning conditions are favorable for a La Niña to form within the next six months, according to a forecast released by the CPC Thursday.
- The Conversation: El Niño is starting to lose strength after fueling a hot, stormy year, but it’s still powerful − an atmospheric scientist explains what’s ahead for 2024
- Reuters: El Nino waning, La Nina to develop in second half of 2024
- San Francisco Chronicle: Here are California reservoir levels after powerful storms
- ABC 30 – Fresno: Water levels at Tulare Lake receding despite recent storms
- KTLA – Los Angeles: How much did this week’s storms help California’s water supply?