Here’s a graphic from my equaintance Bill Patzert at JPL that explains as succinctly as possible why this year’s vaunted El Nino may miss us entirely, but leave the Northwest drenched. (Click to enlarge.)
It goes with a fine story in this morning’s LATimes by Hector Becerra. I’m working another angle on this story; if it pans out, I’ll report back soon.
In the meantime, if you live in California, it’s time to pray for rain. Or dance for rain. Or sacrifice small woodland creatures…just kidding.