The strong El Nino that forecasters say could dump drenching rain on parched California is grim news for Hawaiian islands struggling to recover from a seven-year drought.
Rain in July, summer storms in the Sierra, and recents days of much higher-than-normal humidity means the El Nino we have been waiting for is already here.
Rains since last fall have brought Colorado out of a drought and returned the state to a condition that the National Weather Service says it hasn’t seen since August 2009.
Scientists say Californians may be in for one of the wettest winters in years due to a powerful El Nino event, but areas scorched by wildfires will be especially vulnerable to mudslides and flooding.
Federal climate experts say there is a greater than 90 percent chance that El Nino will continue through the Northern Hemisphere this winter with a strong chance it will last into early spring.
Warmer waters from a building El Nino may one reason for the recent great white shark sightings in Santa Cruz County.
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Every single long-range computer forecast model used by meteorologists predicts a strong, or very strong El Nino for the entire globe this coming winter, the first time that’s happened since 1997.
It is very important to understand, just because the weather computer models are pointing in the direction of a powerful El Niño later this year does NOT mean it will happen! Last year, these same computer models indicated THIS past winter (2014-2015) would be wet, and we know how all that turned out!