As far as northern Utah is concerned, ignore all this crap. The correlations are low. The useful skill is non-existent. Yeah, I know there is a 70% chance of El Nino. Who cares. Nobody knows what kind of ski season the Wasatch are going to have. Nobody. This is why I call it the silly season.
Here's my official forecast, previewed on twitter a couple of weeks ago.
There, I feel better now.