Is Southern California heading into another drought?
PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) — If you live in Southern California and can’t remember the last good-soaking downpour, it may be because it has been one of the driest times ever in the region.
"In the last 10 months in downtown Los Angeles, we’ve had less than an inch of rain.
It has been one of the driest 10 months in Southern California history," he said.
After five consecutive years of drought, last year’s rainfall was slightly above average.
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"(It) felt like a deluge, but it really wasn’t that much.
But this year, we’re back in drought mode," he added.
The climatologist said it appears to be La Nina season.
"Normally, our wettest months are January, February and March, so there is still a little hope," Patzert said.
"But the presence of La Nina here at the equator doesn’t bode well for winter rainfall."