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Is California Bracing for a Massive El Nino Storm? Latest Forecast Indicates So.

Updated: Dec 14, 2023

California has experienced a relatively dry winter so far, following the historic winter of 2022-23. However, forecast models now suggest a powerful storm gathering momentum over the Pacific Ocean, expected to reach California just in time for Christmas.

While it's important to remember that this forecast is still two weeks away and conditions can change, the intensity of this storm is already capturing the attention of prominent meteorologists in California. The forecast indicates potential flooding, road closures, and infrastructure damage during the holiday season.

Renowned climate scientist Daniel Swain noted the unusual strength and extent of the jet stream in the forecast, spanning thousands of miles from the coast of Japan to the California coast. Such a pattern often signals an active weather system along the U.S. West Coast.

If this forecast holds true, it could provide a significant boost to California's water supply, which has been experiencing a dry start to the year. This is especially important for water storage and wildfire mitigation efforts. Let's hope for a wet and rainy season ahead in California!"

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