This is the El Nino that won't die. Normally, we'd be plunged into extreme cold right now, what I call the 'hangover' effect. Not happening!
I always avidly wait for this monthly graph. The famous 1997 El Nino, until now called the greatest ever, came and went in a single sharp pulse. That's what they're supposed to do with our sample size of 1. California desperately needs these every 7 years. Everything is screwed up now.
You can see it on the ocean current map. Pacific island backwash is still happening, the northern currents are dead. All the Arctic cold air is descending on Russia. I don't know when we'll get our Canada back! Of course, all the gormers have forgotten 'Big El' and just pack this into their beliefs.
Meanwhile the Arctic is refusing to freeze up, and the warmies are having a field day.
You can see that 2016 is not following the usual curve. Trimpy-pants is going to get an earful this year. He should invest in basic ocean and atmospheric physics to shut them up. :)