‘Dry’ or ‘wild’ winter for Southern California

Posted on | October 20, 2011 | 1 Comment

“For the second winter in a row, La Niña will influence weather patterns across the country,” reports the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,  “but as usual, it’s not the only climate factor at play. The ‘wild card’ is the lesser-known and less predictable Arctic Oscillation …”

Click here to keep reading NOAA’s winter outlook published today.

By way of spoiler, the predictions are dry for the already fried Southwest, wet for the already soaked Northwest and Northeast, and vague for Southern California, leaning towards dry. If it’s dry the way last year was dry in Los Angeles, we could get near record rainfall.

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One Response to “‘Dry’ or ‘wild’ winter for Southern California”

  1. George J.
    October 20th, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

    I’m in San Diego and that was my reaction to the forecast too…to wit, I hope it’s a good omen just like last year!

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