Mar 3, 2016

March Miracle? El Niño-Fueled Storms Return to California

California
USA
by
Andrea Thompson
,
Climate Central
Modeled precipitable water anomalies show the flow of an atmospheric river that will bring rain and snow to California this weekend and early next week. Image: Weatherbell
Modeled precipitable water anomalies show the flow of an atmospheric river that will bring rain and snow to California this weekend and early next week. Image: Weatherbell

Storms have returned to California, bringing with them much-needed rain and snow after February came up disappointingly dry. But while this influx of moisture is expected to surpass storms earlier this winter, it won’t end the drought and could bring a downside of flooding and mudslides, experts warn