California Drought Report #75: Good news and bad news

This bit of climate news from the California Weather Blog:

 NorCal will remain reasonably wet, with precipitation around average for this time of year over the next 10 days. Importantly, the NorCal systems over the next 10 days will be relatively cold–and will produce healthy snowfall accumulations across at least the northern portion of the Sierra Nevada. It appears that the longwave-pattern over the Pacific will shift subtly toward one less favorable for California storminess over the next 1-2 weeks, and more toward the dry pattern which continues to be depicted by the seasonal forecast models for December-March. Notably, this setup doesn’t represent a total “precipitation shutout” for California, but the forecast position of high pressure over the Pacific would tend to favor colder, less moisture-laden systems taking a more inland track. It will be interesting to see if this trend continues as we head into December–our first “core” rainy season month. In the meantime, enjoy the rain!

As Joe Bastari says: “Enjoy the weather it is the only weather you have.”

About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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