The Farmers Almanac vs. El Niño Predictions




                    Pacific Southwest Summary:


Although the early part of the winter season will feature above normal rainfall, the drought will continue as rainy periods will diminish in the season’s second half and precipitation will be below-normal for the winter season as a whole, with below-normal mountain snows not helping ease the drought. The stormiest periods will be in mid- to late November, early to mid-December, early January, and early March. Overall, temperatures will be slightly cooler than normal. The coldest period will be in late December, with other cold periods in early and late January and mid-February.

April and May will be cooler and slightly rainier than normal.

Summer will be hotter than normal, with near-normal rainfall. The hottest periods will be in early June, early to mid- and late July, and early to mid- and late August.

September and October will be slightly cooler than normal, with near-normal rainfall.

Facing continued smoke from the Rough Fire and 110 degrees before week’s end, we’re looking forward to the end of summer.


5 responses to “The Farmers Almanac vs. El Niño Predictions

  1. I feel whip-sawed by the predictions and the cautions about this winter’s precipitation. It seems like there are skeptics lurking to remind us of the persistent Pacific High, Epic Droughts in the Southern Sierra, or no Snow Pack. Maybe we should listen to them, but I’m not going to yet.

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  2. Long and short term predictions for all major cities including San Fran and all surrounding cities, Sac (which doesn’t even have meters so no incentive to conserve), LA and surrounding cities, San Diego, etc., continued daily water main breaks. While Gov. Brown wants to add a 6¢ a gal tax on gasoline and a $65 year tax added to auto registration to repair roads, but nothing to replace 100 year old water pipes that break and waist more water than if everyone quit bathing completely. A pipeline from flooding areas in the east to the west, really needs to be considered.

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  3. Thinking of all of you and California, although I am still in Maine where rain and sun are keeping each other company. I worry for CA too and hope for a solid rainy season. The wild fires are very worrying. Take care.


    • You haven’t missed anything, Evelyne. Smokey conditions for well over a month have made this the most miserable summer that I can remember. The heat and smoke have begun to take a toll on anyone who works outside.
      TV last night reported that they expect the Rough Fire to burn through October. No rush to get home.


  4. John – Does the Pacific Southwest summary include the Bay Area?


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