Get Ready For El Niņo

El Niño, also known as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), occurred in the winter of 1997-1998. In an effort to help people understand this incredible weather phenomenon, ABAG is happy to provide this informative website to help you learn more and get ready for potentially tumultuous winters.


View the latest sea surface   
temperature satellite imagery

      From the U. of Wisc. Space Science and Engineering Center


    What Is El Niño?

    Introduction directly from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.
    Read here.   Source: NOAA

    Find out the impact of El Niño on CA's weather and rainfall.
    Read here.   Source: SFSU

    Find out the impact of El Niño in the US and other parts of the world.
    Read here.   Source: NOAA

    El Niño and its possible influence on landslides. Read here.   Source: USGS

    An educational El Niño site from PBS. Read here.


    Current Forecasts & Data

    Experimental El Niño Forecast.
    Intuitive graphical representation.
    Read here.   Source: CRD, UCSD

    Another great El Niño Forecast.
    From Sep. 1997 - Jan. 1998
    Read here.   Source: IGES




    El Niño In the News

    Gathering Storm.
    Sacramento Bee's feature on fighting winter storms.
    Read here.   Source: Sacramento Bee

    El Niño Grande.
    A great news source specific for the Bay Area and El Niño from the San Francisco Chronicle.
    Read here.   Source: SF Gate

    National El Niño news.
    Top stories from USA Today.
    Read here.   Source: USA Today






    ABAG, the Association of Bay Area Governments, is the regional planning and services agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

    This page was last updated 8/20/03 by jbp.