Now, some of us may remember how that winter panned out for middle Tennessee. In this case, I'll let the following videos do the talking...
WARNING: These recordings are highly amateur.
If we take the 20 winters since 1950 (when ENSO records begun) that featured 10+" of snow and compare this data to a projected SST anomaly chart, we find 20% occurred during La Niña winters, 35% occurred during neutral winters and 45% occurred during El Niño winters (if you don't understand the difference between El Niño and La Niña, please visit NOAA's ENSO FAQ page).
Moving forward, it will be fun to watch how the other atmospheric telecoms starts to line up with respect to the ENSO, but at least as of now, we have one significant piece of the puzzle shining hope into a cold, snowy pattern for middle Tennessee.
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