We’ll admit it. We’ve been hyping up El Nino for California. 1982/83 was the wettest year on record in California and it was a strong El Nino year. 1997/98 was a our last strong El Nino and it was a huge year in Tahoe.
NOAA wants us to understand that just because it’s El Nino, doesn’t mean that we’ll get above average precipitation in Northern California. They go to great lengths to display this knowledge.
But, we know they’re wrong. They claim to have 64 El Nino cycles on record and from that data set, they’ve created this downer video for you to get depressed about.
Well, we’ve lived through one that we can remember – 1997/98 – and it was Awesome! So, the simple deduction from our data is that 100% of the El Nino’s that we have experienced had a level of radness equal a 9 out of 10. Therefore, this year’s El Nino will also be a 9 out of 10. Science.