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Offline voyager

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Weather/Climate condition - Western Pacific Last Fall
« on: April 25, 2018, 04:06:58 PM »
Last fall or early winter [2017], I saw an online article describing a situation that was setting up in the Western Pacific.
It had a small map that showed an area that would have a wetter winter season.
That strip ran across the Pacific just  north of the Equator and looked to include Hawaii at its Eastern end.

If memory serves me, it was described as not being an El Niņo or La Niņa event, and was called something else.

I cannot find anything now that  gives that description.
Does anyone know what it was called?

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Re: Weather/Climate condition - Western Pacific Last Fall
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 07:57:00 PM »
Dipole?

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Re: Weather/Climate condition - Western Pacific Last Fall
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2018, 03:40:11 AM »
I'm still not positive about the term I'm looking for.
But in looking around, I'm thinking what was said in that article was something about a Western Pacific and/or a Southern Pacific Oscillation.
I'm still a bit confused as to exactly what each does and what can or will result from them.
But, we seem to be in a La Niņa event resulting from that.
It seems to be lasting longer than that forecast predicted.

I have just enough knowledge on the subject to make me dangerous.
my understanding of what is going on could be way off in La-La-Land.

The map that accompanied that article looks to agree with a portion of a global map of the climate variations associated with a La Niņa Event.