GLAAM: An indice used to read whether an El Nino is present. High GLAAM Values indicate an El Nino, while negative GLAAM values show a La Nina.
GWO: Global Wind oscillation also used to determine the ENSO Phase. Respective phases marked on top and bottom of chart.
The GLAAM index remains at an unfavorable position to find the presence of an El Nino at this time, and has been unfavorable for quite some time, as the chart above shows. Not one day in the past several months has the GLAAM reached above zero, which would indicate an El Nino.
Only adding to the puzzle, the low GLAAM is basically saying 'There is no El Nino', while we clearly know that there is. There is a big difference between there being an El Nino in the waters, and an El Nino in the atmosphere. We have the first option at the moment. As seen above in the GLAAM, there is no El Nino found in the atmosphere. However, we all know that there really is an El Nino in the Equatorial Pacific waters. The problem is, the atmosphere is not acknowledging it.