Where did El Nino go? Heat, dry spell stoke drought worry

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Where did El Nino go?

Ten days with record heat and no rain have Californians worrying about the drought again.

The strong El Nino had brought the state near-normal rain and snow this winter, raising hopes that four years of record dry conditions were over.

But highs surging to 95 degrees in Southern California have surfers and golfers out in February.

Climate researcher Sam Iacobellis with Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego says this El Nino so far hasn’t brought the strong rain and other weather patterns that meteorologists expect with big El Ninos.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service say it’s normal to have some long dry spells even during strong El Ninos.

Forecasters expect some rain next week, after more record highs in much of the West.

KRQE.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s