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Summer and Tropical Outlook: What Effects Might El NiƱo Have?

This time of year, our thoughts often turn to the ocean. It's a great place for a vacation, and often a welcome relief from stress and heat. As climatologists,... (Read more)

Winter Recap 2014-15: A Warm Start with a Frigid, Frozen Finish

Today we revisit North Carolina's winter, including a seasonal summary, a review of predictions from folklore and our own winter outlook, and an ENSO update... (Read more)

The SCOfficial 2014-15 Winter Outlook

This is the final part of our 2014-15 winter outlook series, featuring our office's official forecast for the coming winter. Before we get to our outlook,... (Read more)

From Top to Bottom, Global Conditions May Shape Winter's Polar Jet Stream

This is the third part of our 2014-15 winter outlook series. Following our discussion of ENSO and its possible impacts, today we cover two other global... (Read more)

Is El NiƱo a Go? The Latest on Pacific Patterns

This is the second part of our 2014-15 winter outlook series. We previously covered forecasts from folklore, and today we dip into the Pacific to see... (Read more)

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