The development of this year's El Niño commenced in June, marking its occurrence after over four years.
El Niño since the conclusion of August, increasing by a minimum of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above the mean.
El Niño and its mild counterpart La Niña have the potential to influence weather patterns in the United States and around the globe.
Given that the majority of El Niños reach their maximum intensity in late autumn or winter, their impact is typically greatest during the harsher months.
United States, ranging from California to the Carolinas, experiences an average-abundant amount of precipitation during the classic El Niño winter.
El Niño had already reached a significant intensity, and by that winter, it had peaked as one of the strongest on record.
It was and remains the warmest winter in U.S. history. Generally, regions of the country experience moderate winters due to the majority of harsher El Niños.
2:015–16 executed that with spades. NOAA reports that it was the warmest winter in the nation's records extending back to 1895.