Move over, El Niño.
That s right: the El Niño phenomenon that fueled endless weird weather, hot months, and Chris Farley jokes this past year is on the downswing.
And if the latest NOAA data is any indicator, La Niña is liquored up and ready to rage.
Cold Blob has been migrating eastward for the past few months, indicating that the La Niña phase of the ENSO climate pattern may develop by the end of summer.
You can see that as the months go by, the hot water anomaly contracts as the icy undercurrent grows in size.
La Niña is also associated with mild winters in the southeastern United States, cold winters in the Northwest, and favorable Atlantic hurricane conditions.