This is the KID
Also known as El Niño
Thank you for all the wishes for rain! We need them so much. The almost 2 dozen fires currently raging throughout the state are scary!!! Luckily we are a very big state so I am not really in any danger at the moment. Most of the fires are many many miles from my home.
That is not to say it is totally out of the realm of possibility that there should be fire in the hills around me which would in turn threaten me. It could happen. It is so dry everywhere.
A lot of people are putting their faith in this phenom known as El Niño, the kid (boy). This weather pattern is characterized by warming oceans and greater than average rainfall (for some places. In others it may mean less). Sounds like a good deal, huh? The problem is, one El Niño season is not going to erase the FOUR YEARS of drought that brought us to this point. For us to get CLOSE to normal conditions, we would need 3 or 4 equally strong rainy season.
That said, BRING it on El Niño! I am ready for YA! Give it your best shot.