El Niño Report, Monday, 1/4/16
9:00 am – currently up to .37″, .20″ of that received in the last two hours. I hope to post an entry from my 1998 El Niño Journal this afternoon. I also have a photo album from February of 1998 I am going to try scanning. I have not been successful getting my VHS into DVD format, yet. I may have to find a professional.
Here is one forecast for this week:
“Total rainfall amounts for the week are expected to range
between 3 and 5 inches, with higher amounts in the Santa Lucia
[There will be] periods of moderate to heavy rain Tuesday morning. Rain will turn to scattered showers and the winds will shift out
of the northwest Tuesday afternoon and night. This system will
produce snow across the Sierra Nevada above 4,500 feet with a
foot of new snow possible above 6,000 feet.
Another moderately strong storm system will move into the
Central Coast on the heels of the Tuesday’s system with periods
of moderate to heavy rain and mountain snow during the day
Wednesday….Snow levels with this storm system will be a lower, ranging between 3,000 and 4,000 foot range North to South with another foot of new snow for the high Sierra by Thursday morning.
Rain will turn to scattered rain showers on Thursday into
Clearing will develop Saturday into Sunday as high pressure
briefly builds over California. Wet and unsettled weather is
forecast throughout the following week as the long awaited El
Nino type of storm pattern persist.”