Feb 5, 2016

Hot, dry weather is about to return to California. That’s bad news for snowpack

California
USA
by
Brian Kahn
,
Wx Shift
A ridge of high pressure will deflect storms away from California and send temperatures climbing 10-15°F above normal over the next week. Image: NWS Sacramento
A ridge of high pressure will deflect storms away from California and send temperatures climbing 10-15°F above normal over the next week. Image: NWS Sacramento

A ridge of high pressure is coming to the state, harkening back to the ridiculously resilient ridge of the past few years and butting into California’s burgeoning love affair with El Niño. It could set back California’s snowpack and break heat records.