This year’s strong El Nino has already been called a Godzilla El Nino by NASA. It’s hoped that it will bring drought relief in the form of rain and snow to California this winter. Great, so when will it all start? According to meteorologist Mike Pecher, of Golden West Meteorology, it’s not going to get started until January. January? That’s […]
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We just read this article and it highly recommend you read it, especially if you live in California. As skiers and riders, we’re constantly thinking about snowfall. Maybe it’s time for us to start thinking more long term… Below is an excerpt from “A Wet Winter Won’t Save California” written by Noah S. Diffenbaugh and Christopher B. Field for the New York Times. To read the full article please click the title below: Now climatologists have confirmed that a powerful El Niño is building, and forecasts suggest a high likelihood
NOAA just released their latest El Nino update. They’re calling it Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious, which we think is a good sign. They expect that the current El Nino will peak in late fall/early winter and that it will be one of the strongest El Nino ever recorded. As of August, NOAA and IRI forecasters are predicting this El Niño will peak in the late fall/early winter with 3-month-average sea surface temperatures in the Niño3.4 region near or exceeding 2.0°C (3.6°F) above normal. If this forecast comes true, it will place the 2015 event among the strongest El Niños in the (admittedly short) 1950-2015 historical record. What would this mean for expected impacts in the United States?