NEWS
Mike Palmerino Telvent DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
Tue Jun 16, 2015 03:22 PM CDT

Our latest calculation of the sea surface temperature departure in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean for the first half of June stands at 2.4 degrees Celsius above normal. This is up from the 1.7 degree C above normal departure observed during the month of May. This is the warmest departure observed in our data base since the major El Nino of 1998-1999 when a positive departure as high as 4.8 degrees was observed.

The reason for the increasing departure at this time of the year is because the normal sea surface temperatures are decreasing by nearly a degree per month ...

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