A Look Ahead through November

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Today is the first day of Autumn and the latest Japanese long-range forecast model just came out with its September through November predictions for Sea-Surface-Temperature-Anomalies (departure from average).  The image above shows that the all important warm pool of sea surface temperatures (also referred to as a Positive PDO) is forecast to remain well entrenched along the Alaskan, Canadian and northwestern coast of the United States.

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