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Climate Information Digest
November 2004 Volume 7, Number 11

A global Quick Look at seasonal climate, its impacts and outlooks.

Hot Topics
  • Water resources in Sudan and Chad strained by below-normal rainfall

  • Favorable climate conditions during 2004 boost grain harvests in Europe

  • Food insecurity continues in Kenya in spite of locally beneficial October rainfall; Precipitation forecast optimistic
  • El Niño/La Niña Update

    Based on the latest observations and forecasts, it is likely that weak El Niņo conditions will prevail through early 2005. See the IRI ENSO QuickLook for summary information and the IRI ENSO Update for details.

    Special Summaries for Aug-Sep-Oct - regions with enhanced sensitivity due to stress from persistent climate patterns.
       Persistent Cold or Heat
       Persistent Wet or Dry

    October Global Climate - summary of recent variations in temperature and precipitation. Note that all maps are linked to the IRI Data Library. For more maps and information see the IRI Maproom.
       Climatological Background
       Oceanic Conditions

    Predictions in Context - provide a climate perspective by displaying a combination of observed and predicted precipitation.

    October Climate Impacts - influences of recent climate variations (with links to detailed reports) on:
       Water Resources/Energy

    December-January-February Seasonal Forecast - IRI's Net Assessment Forecast for the globe and by region

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