California Drought Report #59: Warm El Niño to be replaced by cold La Niña

Sierra Foothill Commentary

The NOAA Earth Systems Research Laboratory experimental sea surface temperature (SST) forecast model is predicting the current El Niño will rapidly fade and be replaced by a strong La Niña. With a cool PDO and a strong winter La Niña we can expect the California Drought to return by next winter.

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The thing to remember, this is a model and may not represent the real world. Mother Nature will let us know real soon now if we are in for a strong La Niña.

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