Always interesting posts. I enjoyed your ancient analogy and explanation of the AO. I don't mind the cold, though I do really feel for the folks in California. It must be desperate.
They are desparate, especially the farmers. A Beverly Hills golf club has more chance of getting water than a Central Valley farm or orchard.
It really is. The lack of water will cut back hydroelectricity, the cheapest way to make electricity. Electricity costs are expected to go up 40% for everyone. And it's even harder for the farmers who are not getting water for their crops.
What is your take on the abnormally warm weather of Southern California. So far your predictions are way off.
I don't make the predictions for the regular almanac.
I really worry that the situation in California, even if it eases slightly, will be too dry to ease the drought this winter.
Talking about the cold in the East and all its repercussions. Good and good to know what to do and how it feels...well, then what's going on with the HUGE discrepancy with California and area "16". The predictions of a wet and mostly cold forecast has gone to the other side of the coin! what did occur here that what's happening as we speak that weather forecasts turned totally the opposite since early December except for some cold air, the entire State and parts of the Western US is drier than Iran as we speak. Any relief coming in any way. This could negatively affect many parts of the nation to food supply, water supply to countless millions of people and so much more!.
I blog for the Almanac, not write their forecasts. Relief -- not anytime soon.
In my next post, I will be writing about what is causing the California and Western drought.