El Niņo stalled out last month, leaving neutral conditions in place in the tropical Pacific."
Why El Niņo stopped, forecasters said they don't know, but that it's unusual.
"This is incredibly unique in roughly 60 years of data,"
Halpert said it now appears that 2012 is on track to be the warmest year in the 118 years since forecasters started keeping records.
For now, an El Niņo watch remains in effect because there's still a window of time for it to emerge.
Hoping for cold and not the crap we had last year