Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Solar forcing headed up, La Nina hanging in

Just as we would expect at this point in the cycle:

The last month to put up numbers like November was eight years ago.

We continue to languish in what will apparently end up being a double-dip La Nina:

But the odds continue to favor at least one good El Nino coinciding with the upper half of the solar cycle, in the next four years or so. That will be a hot year.