According to the National Weather Service a strong El Nino is shaping up for our winter outlook. It is being forecast to become one of the strongest on record. What does all of this mean for us? A strong El Nino is expected to influence weather and climate patterns in various ways. 1st, a large swath of the western and northern US from California into the Pacific Northwest is expected to be warmer than average. 2nd, The US Drought Outlook shows some improvement is likely in central and southern California, however, drought is likely to persist.
Understanding the type of hazardous weather that may affect you and your family where you live is an important component to preparedness.