I had a feeling that California wasn't going to get an El Niño soaking because of the ongoing drought. The dome of high pressure still sitting on us is killing a lot of the storms that come through. Some areas get a ton of rain in a short period of time while other parts get baked by the sun.
Dang it! Sounds like the youngsters that live in California are in for SPIT and Heat.TY Lin ~ Wondering if I will be around for this.Marilyn
California 2100: More frequent and more severe droughts and floods likely
El Nino and global warming work together to bring more extreme weather
- "A new study suggests that the weather patterns known as El Nino and La Nina could lead to at least a doubling of extreme droughts and floods in California later this century.
"On the left, La Nina cools off the ocean surface (greens and blues) in the winter of 1988. On the right, El Nino warms up it up (oranges and reds) in the winter of 1997.""However, research also suggests future rain will come down more as light drizzles and heavy deluges and less as moderate rainfall. Yoon and colleagues from PNNL and Utah State University in Logan, Utah, wondered if droughts might follow a similar pattern."
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. "California 2100: More frequent and more severe droughts and floods likely: El Nino and global warming work together to bring more extreme weather." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 21 October 2015. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151021161032.htm>.
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