El Niņo Building? We're Going Back To Cali.
The National Weather Service is reporting an El Niņo or Southern Oscillation is forming in the Pacific Ocean. This warming of the ocean can have dramatic effects on winter. Almost all of their current models are suggesting a moderate to strong El Niņo, which typically translates to a ton of snow in California. The winter of 96/97 was the last strong El Niņo and the entire west coast was slammed with endless storms. The one downside is that these storms typically tap into a tropical flow known as the Pineapple Express, so the precipitation can often come in the form of rain or heavy wet snow. However, the upside is the potential for a lot of snow and resorts staying open deep into spring. You can track the reports yourself by clicking here