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Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Fri Sep 4, 2015 04:04 PM CDT

When Pacific Ocean temperatures in the equator region hit a plus-3 degrees Celsius above-average figure in early August, and the ocean barometer reading known as the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) came in at a minus 40 for a couple days, there was a strong feeling in the weather community that El Nino was truly flexing its muscle and was getting ready to indeed match the intensity of 1997-98.

However, there has not been a whole lot of follow-through from that point. Since that time, the ocean temperatures have basically flat-lined, and the SOI has shown trends away from rip-roaring El ...

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