Is the Current El Niño Stronger Than the One in 1997/98?

Thanks for a great update Bob 🙂

Bob Tisdale - Climate Observations

Yesterday, NOAA published its weekly update of the sea surface temperature data for the NINO regions (data here), and because the sea surface temperature anomalies for “a key region” of the equatorial Pacific (the NINO3.4 region) exceeded the weekly values in 1997, alarmists from around the world are claiming the 2015/16 El Niño is the strongest ever, exceeding the strength of the 1997/98 El Niño. Example: the LA Times headline reads El Niño temperatures in Pacific Ocean break 25-year recordThe article by Rong-Dong Lin II and Roxanna Xia begins:

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