Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Arriving soon? What the coming El Niño means for winter weather

While we are still officially in ENSO neutral conditions, the signs are all there for the declaration of an El Niño within a few weeks. What does that mean for winter weather across the US? In general, when we have an El Niño, the subtropical jet stream, a river of high winds above the surface at roughly 30 degrees N, parks over the Southeast, bringing frequent low pressure areas with associated clouds and precipitation to the region, especially the area in southern Alabama and Georgia and Florida. Here is a recent article from Grist.com which describes the current status of ENSO and what the El Niño might mean for countries around the world.

Source: AccuWeather