This Early October Comparative El Niño and La Niña Climatology is designed as a quick reference to allow users to see patterns, or non-patterns, between "similar" ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) warm and cool Sea Surface Temperature (SST) events using the NASA JPL Sea Height Anomaly products. My initial takeaway is that by looking at the bigger picture and not just the equatorial Oceanic Niño Index (ONI) data, may give a better idea of the potential impacts from one season over another in terms of winter precipitation.
Comments, observations or suggestions gratefully welcomed.
Jan Null, CCM
Certified Consulting Meteorologist
Golden Gate Weather Services
Phone: (408) 379-7500