El Nino 2012: Latest data continues trend for winter rains in California


The latest data from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center continues to point toward much-needed substantial rainfall this winter in California.

The previous series of extended monthly outlooks suggested a broad belt of above normal rainfall for much of the southwestern U.S beginning late this fall, and the most recent models released on Aug. 16 continue this trend, with some additional emphasis on more concentrated precipitation for much of California.

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View slideshow: Latest winter projections for U.S. rainfall, 2012-13