Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

Parade of storms

A week of rainy days lines up as El Niño takes the wheel

Total rainfall forecast through Saturday morning. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

NWS

Washington Post & Sacramento Bee

The new year is getting off on the right foot in drought-stricken California, where rain is forecast every day this week. With a train of storms lined up across the Pacific Ocean, El Niño is beginning to dominate the West's weather pattern. Now, we're finally starting to see signs through what's called the subtropical jet stream.

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Think El Niño is weird now? Just wait for summer

PBS Newshour

During the holiday season, El Niño stunned and terrorized much of the nation. These storms are a sobering prelude for 2016, and if history has its way, El Niño could spawn a slate of topsy-turvy happenings in the new year.

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Californians miss water conservation target again

Associated Press

Residents of drought-stricken California used 20 percent less water in November, falling short of the governor's 25 percent conservation mandate for a second straight month, officials reported today. Despite missing the mandate, California remains on course to beat its long-term goal through February.

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