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Posted: 9/9/2013 1:49:44 PM EDT
In case you were wondering....

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-272&cid=release_2013-272

"September 09, 2013

New data from NASA's Jason-2 satellite show near-normal sea surface heights in the equatorial Pacific Ocean persisting for a 16th straight month. Text: New remote sensing data from NASA's Jason-2 satellite show near-normal sea-surface height conditions across the equatorial Pacific Ocean. This neutral, or "La Nada" event, has stubbornly persisted for 16 months, since spring 2012. Models suggest this pattern will continue through the spring of 2014, according to the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center.

"Without an El Niño or La Niña signal present, other, less predictable, climatic factors will govern fall, winter and spring weather conditions," said climatologist Bill Patzert of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Long-range forecasts are most successful during El Niño and La Niña episodes. The "in between" ocean state, La Nada, is the dominant condition, and is frustrating for long-range forecasters. It's like driving without a decent road map -- it makes forecasting difficult."
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 1:53:19 PM EDT
Well, okay then!!
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 2:01:02 PM EDT
It's a good thing we invested all of that money on satellites and research.  Otherwise we would never have known that the weather will be difficult to predict.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 2:06:14 PM EDT
Well at least now they have something to blame the hurricane season forecast on.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 2:09:04 PM EDT
Stasis climate is stasis.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 2:13:52 PM EDT
Okie dokie then!
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 2:30:35 PM EDT
A forecast of scattered light followed by darkness.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 2:31:35 PM EDT
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Nothing about cats chasing dogs?
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 2:34:24 PM EDT
Does anyone even take meteorologists seriously? They usually can get waves of storms right, but that's simple High/low pressure and an obvious storm wave moving a direction for hours.



ZOMG THE LINE IS GOING TO KEEP MOVIN LIKE IT DID THE LAST THREE HOURS I WENT TO SCHOOL FOR YEEAAAAAAAR FOR THIS!!






Link Posted: 9/9/2013 2:35:50 PM EDT
When can we expect the next Pineapple Experss?
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 2:36:24 PM EDT
Could the ennui of la Nada be our fate?

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The just live together.
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The just live together.
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Hmmm....  difficult to predict.  Need more satellites.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 2:46:25 PM EDT
Define "near normal"... I'll wait.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 2:49:03 PM EDT
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Somebody call algore.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 2:52:50 PM EDT
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"The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea.”
 


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