Feb 29, 2016

California is about to get a ton of rain, but it’s still not enough to beat the drought

California
USA
by
Angela Fritz
,
Washington Post
The “pineapple express” is expected to be in full swing on the west coast this weekend, but California’s drought is still as severe as it was a year ago. Image: weatherbell.com
The “pineapple express” is expected to be in full swing on the west coast this weekend, but California’s drought is still as severe as it was a year ago. Image: weatherbell.com

There’s a ton of rain in the forecast for California. A fire hose of moisture from the tropical Pacific Ocean is expected to take aim at the West Coast, delivering a series of storms to the Golden State. But although the weather pattern appears to be changing, the drought is not, and even a wetter-than-average March may be too little, too late.