posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 04:34 PM
Both Pacific and Atlantic oscillations have their warm and cool phases and if I remember correctly they aren't on a matching scale so you can
overlapping warm phases and overlapping cool phases but more often you have some combination of warm/cool. And depending on what you have between
then, it impacts what the weather patterns will be.
Labeling a warm Pacific oscillation like this is just a tactic to fear monger since most folks have likely never been exposed to the concept of ENSO
or PDO either one.
As you can see, we haven't actually been in a cool PDO for that long according to this. In the cool PDO, the El Ninos like last year appear as the
isolated orange peaks in the blue valley while in a warm PDO, you get La Nina as the isolated cool valleys.
edit on 10-2-2017 by ketsuko
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