We spent quite a bit of time before the South America ski season started reading predictions of severe weather patterns and hoping they find their way to the Andes. Of course we all know that the most accurate form of weather predictions are our windows, but in today’s world we cannot help but to expose ourselves to the plethora of available information.
What happened To El Nino?
So we told everyone that El Niño was on its way based on observations of weather experts. Then low and behold, he came and it snowed a ton in most of South America, the start of June was a snowy one to say the least, just as experts had predicted the temperatures of the water in the pacific had risen, and it caused an increase of precipitous storms to cycle through the region.
Resorts opened early and people were skiing powder from day one. We were anticipating the storm cycles to keep on bringing more snow, but the storms have tapered off recently. So where is El Niño, what is he doing?
What is going to happen?
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), they predict that a heavier onset will occur towards the end of the month through August and into September. Which if occurs could cause disruptive weather in the North American Fall, but continue to bring snowfall to the Andes. Obviously we would love to see a deep August and September, so we are keeping our fingers crossed. As always we will continue to report on the subject from the latest storm totals to our predictions of weather patterns.
See you down here!