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Daniel Swain for The Hill — Wintry weather disrupts California’s dry spell 

UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain discusses a series of storms hitting California, bringing much-needed precipitation but raising uncertainty about compensating for weeks of dry weather for The Hill. Swain anticipates improved snowfall but expects the snowpack to remain below average by mid-January.

“We’re heading into a much colder pattern that will be characterized by some weak to moderate storms. It’s considerably more snow than the recent storms have dropped in the mountains,” Swain said. However, Swain emphasized that despite this improvement there is “still going to be well below average snowpack probably by mid-January.”