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  1. if we get a 1.0-1.7C Nino, I think we're honestly off to the races. just a matter of if it becomes high-end strong to super... becomes very tough to get persistent cold at that point. snow, as you know, doesn't really correlate very skeptical of the super Nino stuff. this year just hasn't held a candle to the WWBs of 2016, 1997 and 1982. sure, sample size is low, but still. not even close i'm still on the 0.8-1.7C basin wide train. seems like the most likely outcome as of right now
  2. I'm also kind of sick of people saying that 2016 was a fluke. the pattern was loaded for the 20 days before the blizzard occurred with significant west-based blocking, a juiced STJ, and confluence over the northern Atlantic. the GoA low led to a transient +PNA and the rest is history this pattern was likely due to the strong forcing moving west towards the dateline. no way it was just a coincidence with a Nino that strong driving the bus
  3. looking at 1997, for example, and 2016, there is a complete discrepancy between where each year's forcing was... 1997 had forcing well east, which led to a huge low in the GoA and an all-time awful winter. 2016, however, had its forcing a tick east of the dateline, which explains the HECS later in the year. it was no coincidence, as Jan 2016 featured significant west-based blocking, and the storm occurred when the blocking decayed looking at the CFS, which does have a basin-wide super Nino ala 2016, it also has very similar forcing to 2016. it's centered near the dateline with weaker rising motion over the S US. if anything, it's a touch farther W: so, even if this does become a super Nino, which I'm still highly skeptical of, it would provide chances for episodes of blocking and even a MECS or better similar to 2016. the forcing would likely be in a favorable location even if the Nino itself is a bit too strong. if the Nino is more moderate to strong rather than strong to super, it's really encouraging with the forcing in that location... the CanSIPS has similar forcing with a strong Nino and it's very nice looking
  4. looks similar to the CanSIPS. nice to see the forcing centered near the Dateline rather than closer to the SA coast
  5. 2002 is actually a pretty good analog for this summer when using general ENSO strength, PDO, Atlantic SSTs and the 500mb pattern during March and April. both myself and two other meteorologists came up with it as one of the top summer analogs for my company's summer outlook, and I wouldn't say that either of them have a cold bias I do not expect a Modoki to form for this winter by any means, but it can't be discounted... same for an east-based event. I personally expect basin wide. however, the similarities thus far are quite notable. that winter also came off of a three year stretch of -ENSO, similar to this one
  6. honestly seasonal models almost never have below average anomalies anywhere, so i think it’s very impressive that it has parts of the MA below average on a three month mean. no doubt it would be solidly below average with that 500mb pattern
  7. so far, I don't really see anything that supports a super Nino event, mainly due to the stark difference in the trade winds in the E Pacific. @bluewave mentioned this a few days ago, I believe. the very strong to super Nino events of 1972-73, 1982-83, 1996-97, and 2009-10 had very strong westerly winds across much of the western and central Pacific. 1972 and 1997 are the most striking examples with the westerlies pretty much off the charts. the westerlies in 1982 and 2015 were also strong and widespread... this obviously helped lead to very high-end events looking at this year, we're seeing a stark departure from these very strong to super Nino years. there are some strong westerlies, but they're displaced near the Maritime continent and easterlies still dominate much of the equatorial Pacific. although I still expect El Nino to strengthen, it is clear that we likely aren't on the same track as the very strong to super Nino years of the past. I am aware that three years is not enough of a sample size to completely discount the possibility, but looking at these years, it's just too different for me to consider it a significant possibility years like 2002 and 1986 are perhaps a bit more matched with this one with a more subdued WWB near the Maritime continent, but it's still not perfect by any means. 2004 is also kind of decent. this year is a bit of a weird one, I don't really see any legitimately great matches here either way, my point is that it seems like a higher-end weak to low-end strong event seems much more likely than a legitimate strong to super event. I know that trade winds aren't the only factor that goes into ENSO development, but the sheer departure of this year compared to 1972/1982/1996/2015 really makes me pause. a year more similar to 2002/1986 looks more likely at this point. those years were both moderate Ninos that came off of three year -ENSO stretches, which also makes them a bit more pertinent not totally sure where this will go, but if I had to bet on it, somewhere in the +0.8-1.6C range with a basin wide look makes the most sense to me. we'll see how it shakes out in the coming months... the very warm models should come back down to earth by July, definitely August. if they don't, we could have a very strong event on our hands. time will tell
  8. take it? i would pay for this three month 500mb mean. absolutely lights out
  9. if they mean significant in the strict statistical sense, then I would imagine that a moderate El Nino would be such. definitely strong... the statement does not imply a super Nino
  10. i'm not sure if anyone that should be taken seriously had a cold, snowy last year. I had December with a chance to be cold and snowy if blocking developed, but we got screwed there. then, perhaps residual cold from December blocking in early Jan before the late Jan-Feb torch. overall warm and less snowy most people went the typical Nina route from the get-go
  11. apparently a super east-based Nino is the most likely scenario? we haven't even passed the spring barrier lmao I'm still leaning moderate to low-end strong until proven otherwise. there's also still enough model variability on placement that anything from east-based to a central leaning basin-wide event is possible. no real way to tell until we get into July-August if I had to bet money on it, I'd say like a +1.3-1.7 basin-wide event
  12. I wouldn't say that. sample size is just too small. if we have these problems in 2030 then yeah maybe
  13. also, 2016 was an abject blowtorch with a +10 December, but it also gave BWI and NYC their biggest snowfalls ever. weird things happen in Ninos when the STJ is juiced
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