El Nino: California is going to see above average rainfall

(KRON) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just released an updated rainfall forecast for the next three months.

The NOAA’s rainfall map indicates heavy rainfall expected in Southern California, and above-average throughout the rest of the state.

California is in the midst of a severe four year drought. The last powerful El Nino winter was in 1997-98.

NOAA tweeted an updated drought map Thursday morning:

NOAA is also tracking sea surfaces temperatures out in the Pacific Ocean you can see the intensity grow along the coasts of North and South America. The large volume of warm ocean water along the Pacific coast appears to surpass the size and strength of 1997’s record-breaking system.
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