The development of a powerful El Nio in the equatorial Pacific Ocean has the potential to impact global and U.S. weather patterns.
Above-average sea surface temperatures (SST) in the equatorial Pacific Ocean were suggestive of a strong El Niño, with anomalies increasing.
This indicates that the mean sea surface temperature over a specific three-month period in a particular area of the equatorial Pacific Ocean has exceeded .
The most recent three-month mean, spanning from August to October, marginally surpassed that figure by 2.78 degrees.
A 55% probability exists that the current intense El Niño conditions will endure for the initial quarter of 2024.
According to NOAA, El Niño conditions of any intensity are likely to persist throughout the spring.
Also between November and January, there is a 35% chance that El Nio could intensify even more and become extraordinarily powerful.