Passing rain clouds at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area in Agua Dulce, California. | Myung J. Chun, LA Times
Passing rain clouds at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area in Agua Dulce, California. | Myung J. Chun, LA Times

Headline |

Daniel Swain and Alex Hall for NY Times — What an El Niño Winter Could Mean for California

UCLA climate scientists Daniel Swain and Alex Hall were both quoted in a recent article by The New York Times. They discuss what an El Niño winter could mean for California. “This is likely to become an event that is historically significant. All of California has elevated odds of a wetter-than-average winter,” Swain said.

But California weather can be unpredictable — wet years don’t always align with El Niño. “We’ve had wet years in California that are not El Niño… And we’ve had dry years when El Niños are occurring. At a minimum, we need an average year,” Hall said.