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Journal of Climate
The effect of the MJO in the eastern Pacific on the North American monsoon is documented using NCEP Reanalysis and daily-mean precipitation data from 1958-2003. It is found that westerly zonal wind anomalies in the eastern tropical Pacific lead to above normal precipitation in northwest Mexico and Arizona several days to over a week later. This connection between the tropical Pacific and monsoon precipitation appears to be limited to regions influenced by moisture surges from the Gulf ofdoi:10.1175/jcli3684.1 fatcat:kzwt7garajgzjfsqmj24c4csh4