SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — 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.
“I think this is the most promising sign of a wet winter in California in nearly 20 years,” said KPIX 5 Meteorologist Paul Deanno.READ MORE: Teen Arrested In San Pablo Apartment Fire; Fireworks Seized
While no one can ever perfectly predict climate, if a very strong El Nino sets up, California’s history shows in these years, we are in for not only a wet winter, but a devastating one with potentially billions of dollars of damage in flooding, breaches levees, wind damage, and deaths.READ MORE: CHP: 'Aggressive' Man Approaching Gov. Newsom in Oakland Arrested
Even with that much rain, climatologists still say it would take multiple El Nino winters to officially end the drought.MORE NEWS: State EDD Will Require Proof of Job Search To Collect Benefits Beginning In July