Good water news for California this La Niña (to date)

As John Fleck reports, it's been an unusually good year for California so far, given that we're in a strong La Niña condition:  The precip map is showing a classic La Niña pattern – dry south, wetter north, though California seems to be doing better than they might have hoped: In fact, for left coasters, this doesn'tContinue reading “Good water news for California this La Niña (to date)”

La Niña will bring heat, wind to SoCal: Forest Service

According to the seasonal outlook from the US Forest Service, the developing La Niña will bring warm temps and an increased possibility of Santa Ana winds to SoCal in the next two months: So far this summer, the lingering affects of the El Niño have kept much of the state under a cool, onshore flowContinue reading “La Niña will bring heat, wind to SoCal: Forest Service”

La Nina expected back this year

As is often the case, after El Nino. But this McClatchey/Fresno Bee piece is an unusually good one, complete with a charticle designed for web postings. La Niña tends to influence wetter winters around the Canadian border, but drier conditions along the Mexican border. So Southern California — Los Angeles and San Diego — consistentlyContinue reading “La Nina expected back this year”

Enjoying the May Grey

Forecasts say it won’t last much longer this week, with interior valley temps in SoCal expected to climb into the 80’s and even the 90’s by Wednesday. (Some uncertainty remains in the forecast, but a high is expected to build that will end the onshore flow, I regret to report.) Enjoy it while it lasts,Continue reading “Enjoying the May Grey”

The 2007-2008 La Nina: Coldest in A Decade

A nice chart by NASA of seasonal temperature anomalies, via Climate 411 and Environmental Defense, succinctly makes a point about the cold winter we just experienced, which is that the cold temps of the past couple of months…would have been normal just twenty-five years ago. For more, see the short but unusually informative post byContinue reading “The 2007-2008 La Nina: Coldest in A Decade”