Last month I wrote a simple application to download and graph monthly quasi-biennial oscillations [QBO] values from Physical Sciences Division [PSD]. I wrote an article about it, and that has more details about what it the QBO is and why it’s important. The values for September 2016 have just been released , and cycle thirty of the QBO (as far as my list of cycles is concerned) is still stuck in its westerly phase that started in June 2015. The problem with that is that the QBO should have flipped and be well into it’s E’ly phase by now. The problem started in April 2016 when the QBO index suddenly increased when it should have been decreasing and about to enter its E’ly phase, and that increase has continued till now September 2016, although it does look like the levels of increase has flattened out. Although the QBO has usually behaved itself since it was identified with a quite regular period of 28 or 29 months, this last cycle has gone a little haywire, and it’s now in its thirtieth month.