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Glen MacDonald in ABC 7 Los Angeles: La Nina forms in the Pacific – here’s what that means for California’s rain and fire seasons

As wildfires rage up and down California, federal weather officials say the possibility of any relief in the form of rain is slight due to a La Nina weather system that has popped up in the Pacific Ocean. It’s not guaranteed, but typically, La Nina years are drier, which not only means less rain, but a delay in the arrival of the rainy season and therefore a delayed end to the fire season. “From Central California to Southern California and wanting the fire season to end early, you probably didn’t want to roll the dice and get La NiƱa,” UCLA geography professor Glen MacDonald said.