California remains dry as winter slides by: Drought reborn?
Los Angeles actually receives 25% of its annual precipitation in February, but with one week into the month, things aren’t exactly going as one would expect.
Below is a closer look at why.
Weather highlights: Drought worsening across the Southwest U.S. Fire weather for most valleys and mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties – avoid outdoor burning this week High temperatures of as much as 10 to 20 degrees above normal across Southern California Dry warm weather continues to dominate across much of California this winter.
This anomalous weather scenario actually extends beyond California well into a large area of the southwestern U.S. where the drought is even more dramatic.
The weather pattern in coming weeks not exactly a wet one A solid high pressure ridge is expected to continue dominating the weather pattern across much of the west including California.
It is currently in a phase that does not show any symptom of changing, favoring the presence of a potent high pressure ridge over the west coast, with little precipitation and above normal temperatures for much of California.
RELATED: Rocky Mountain Drought Another Problem for Southern California Water Supply Despite the MJO mode forecasted, some areas of California will still receive some precipitation.
However, the general weather scenario across the state will most likely be one marked by dry weather and higher than normal temperatures.
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