La Niña tends to cause drying in California, and it often persists — and deepens — for years afterward
The El Niño that has been helping to spawn wild and wacky weather in many parts of the world for months now is still very strong. But the latest analysis from the U.S. Climate Prediction Center suggests that it should start to weaken and transition to neutral conditions by late spring or summer.
If the cooling of the eastern and central tropical Pacific characteristic of a