El Nino: “A slight tilt in the odds” for California

Posted on | October 16, 2009 | No Comments

winteroutlook_precip_300winteroutlook_temp_300THE NATIONAL Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration yesterday reiterated forecasts for an El Nino in its seasonal outlook for December-February.

California, it says, has a “slight tilt in the odds toward wetter-than-average conditions over the entire state.”

For the announcement, click here. For Chance of Rain’s chat with JPL oceanographer Bill Patzert on the likelihood of a big rain year, here. For a September 28, 2009 NASA round-up of the debate over whether it will rain much or not in the parched West this winter, click here.

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