This year’s El Nino will mean “mudslides, heavy rainfall, one storm after another like a conveyor belt.” – Bill Patzert, climatologist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada, CA
This story by the LA Times will make you smile. This article leans on Bill Patzert, climatologist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada, CA who says that this year will be fantastic for California for both skiers and surfers.
EL NINO IS HERE & IT’S HUGE:
“January and February are just around the corner. If you think you should make preparations, get off the couch and do it now. These storms are imminent,El Niño is here. And it is huge.” – Bill Patzert, climatologist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada told the LA Times
EL NINO IS ALREADY BRINGING BIG SNOW TO CALIFORNIA:
Northern and Central California are already seeing a start, even before winter begins. A series of storms this week has left a large part of the Sierra Nevada with a blanket of snow; about 36 inches of snow was dumped on Mammoth’s summit in just two days. – LA Times
EL NINO WILL BRING EPIC SURF TO CALIFORNIA:
Patzert said one of the upsides in the forecast is epic surfing. Past El Niños have brought winters that went down in surfing history, and “it was one great set after another,” he said.
“But the other side of epic surf is battered beach communities. That’s the flip side of it. The epic surf years also meant that beach communities were battered from Northern to Southern California,” he said. – LA Times
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