🌧️ El Niño Update
Are you ready for another wet winter?
NOAA's updated their forecasts for September. According to the September El Niño-Southern Oscillation Outlook, El Niño is expected to stick around (with greater than a 95% chance) at least through January-March 2024. There is now around a 71% chance that this event peaks as a strong El Niño this winter (Oceanic Niño Index ≥ 1.5 ˚Celsius)
While the 95% chance of El Nino stayed the same for September, the most recent update is a shift in the timing of El Niño. August's report was (December 2023 - February 2024).
What does El Niño mean?
Wetter conditions than normal for this winter. Depending on when the rain starts, there could be harvest impacts and ultimately decreased almond processing speed. Here is a great summary, from NOAA, on El Niño conditions.
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