Is an El Niño event coming soon?

Recent observations suggest that this might be true for 2014: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/03/20/subtle-signs-emerging-of-a-super-el-nino/

This can change coastal Southern Peru (my field site at Atiquipa) from this (December 2013):

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to this (August 2011):

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Very exciting!!