What La Niña means for California’s summer
While the lingering La Niña climate pattern is expected to bring soaking storms and strong hurricanes to parts of the U.S., it’s a different story here in California. La Niña is favored to stick around through the end of the year … Sometimes La Niña splits California in two, bringing lots of rain to Northern California and drought to Southern California. This year … a dry La Niña winter and spring have left 99.8% of California suffering drought conditions. Now it’s summer, California’s driest season, and drought conditions are only expected to worsen. NOAA is predicting a hotter-than-average summer for the entire state, which will further deplete reservoirs and dry up already parched land even more.