Written by Sig Silber
On October 20, NOAA released their Seasonal Outlook. Last week, JAMSTEC, which is a Japanese Research Institute, issued their Outlook based on their October 1 forecast for ENSO. We compare the JAMSTEC temperature and precipitation forecast maps which are for the World with the NOAA temperature and precipitation forecast maps that cover only CONUS and Alaska. We do this primarily for educational purposes. Remember: these are forecasts not guarantees. But the differences between the NOAA and JAMSTEC forecasts are significant and mostly related to the differing perspectives on the strength and duration of this Cool ENSO Event.