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    Mark M. from Easy Clean Systems in Sacramento sent this over to me today. Interesting read!

    La Nina is here -- get ready for another dry year
    By Matt Weiser
    Sacramento Bee
    Northern California local news and information from The Sacramento Bee - sacbee.com
    mweiser@sacbee.com
    Published: Saturday, Jan. 03, 2009 | Page 6B
    Weather watchers fear that a cooling cycle in the Pacific Ocean will bring what California needs least: another drought year.

    The National Weather Service announced this week that a La Niña pattern has taken hold across the Pacific. Marked by a cooling trend in the waters of the equatorial ocean, La Niña usually diverts the jet stream north into Canada, bringing dry conditions to California.

    La Niña was also present last winter, and it brought the second dry year in a row. Rain and snowfall virtually disappeared in Northern California after January last year.

    This year's La Niña looks stronger and longer-lasting, said Bill Patzert, a climatologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

    "The dice are pretty loaded here against a big snowpack and a heavy rainfall," said Patzert. "But you know, this is one of those things where I really love to be wrong."

    December brought a week of welcome snowstorms to the Sierra Nevada, California's water bank. Snow totals for the winter so far exceed last year at this time but are still below normal.

    A "Pineapple Express" storm predicted to hit Central California on Christmas Eve – bringing heavy snow and torrential rain – did not materialize. It turns out La Niña was at least partly to blame.

    Though it did rain and snow over Christmas, Dave Reynolds, meteorologist in charge of the weather service's Bay Area bureau, said currents associated with La Niña pushed the heavy precipitation north of California. More of the same could be ahead.

    "Needless to say, this pattern is not good for the water supply," Reynolds said via e-mail.

    El Niño is the more familiar pattern. Named after the Spanish term for "Christ child," because it usually emerges in the Pacific around Christmas, El Niño warms the equatorial Pacific and typically brings consistent wet weather to California.

    La Niña, or "girl child," is harder to predict. It has brought both terrible droughts and terrible flooding to California.

    In fact, the worst floods on the American River have come during La Niña years, because it actually creates better conditions for those dreaded Pineapple Express storms – if they can break through the altered jet stream.

    Absent such storms, odds favor dry weather.

    "We're remaining hopeful the pattern will change enough that we begin to get some repeated storms into California that will help out our water supply," said Rob Hartman, hydrologist in charge at the weather service office in Sacramento. "The first couple weeks of January don't look all that optimistic at this point."
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    Water rationing has begun in the South Bay of the Bay Area!!!

    Interesting times!!!
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    Mark M. from Easy Clean Systems in Sacramento
    Hows Mark been, how come hes not here?

    Mark Should come on over from www.powerwashnetwork.com and join in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Musgraves View Post
    Hows Mark been, how come hes not here?

    Mark Should come on over from www.powerwashnetwork.com and join in.
    Marks here as a matter of fact hes been here awhile...you just don't see him.
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    One day they talk about water restrictions and now they talk about possible flooding (raining 3 days straight) ~ Wish the state of Cali. would get their head out of the sand!!!!

    Anyway it is good to see the rain!!
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