Don’t Count Out El Niño

Vantage Risk

As the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season wraps up, the prevailing narrative is that, in the battle of Atlantic sea surface temperate versus El Niño, the sea surface temperature won. Indeed, an article from summarizing the 2023 season was entitled “Atlantic Hurricane Season 2023: The El Niño That Didn’t Matter.” However, scratch the surface just a little and a different story emerges – El Niño mattered a great deal.