~A few days ago a clearer evening had telltale ominous high black cloud streaks up to 10 degrees above the horizon, they only appear when trending El-Nino or at extreme El-Nino peak temperatures.
~It seems not believable because we never went deep La-Nina like post 1998 immediate years
BOM Australia demonstrates a clear ENSO trend towards El-Nino:
As we recall 2 years after 1998 super El-Nino the world SST's looked like :
|Deep cold La-Nina was well in place 2 years following 1998 super El-Nino , very unlike 2016's post SST action:|
This has significant impact for the summer sea ice melt season which would delay earlier spring onset of melt ponds. WD March 2, 2018