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|January 29, 2020|
NWS issues fall-winter weather outlook
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Southern California weather-watchers are getting their first glimpse at the next 6-months might bring.
According to the National Weather Service:
1. Summer will finish warmer and drier than average in the deserts and mountains (limited monsoon)
2. Persistent weather pattern with upper level ridge dominating in the north Pacific since Spring 2019 (suppressing monsoon)
3. Very warm (above average) ocean temperatures in Pacific
4. Neutral ENSO conditions along equator (no signal- no El Nino)
5. Warmer than average fall and winter weather
6. Near average to below average precipitation for bulk of winter (still can get major atmospheric rivers)
In comparison, the winter of 2018-19 was wetter than usual following the dry winter of 2017-18.
Story Date: September 17, 2019