This has been a long time in coming, not because it was difficult, but because so many extraordinary weather events kept unfolding, and with them the need to update the narrative section. The narrative will now be updated quarterly as needed, and the indices on the left side of the page will be updated monthly. They also offer a structure that will provide a cosistent picture of northern hemisphere conditions, and a reasonable means of determining whether or not violent weather is in the offing. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to do the same thing for the southern hemisphere, but we do hope to expand Climate Watch to cover the world soon. http://www.unknowncountry.com/climatewatch