**Big El-Nino this year, but the weather-weenies aren't sure what that means.
"A big El Nino guarantees nothing," said Mike Halper, deputy director of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center. "At this point there's no cause for rejoicing that El Nino is here to save the day."Even so, it ought to bring a little more rain, which California desperately needs.
California's state climatologist Michael Anderson noted that only half the time when there have been big El Ninos has there been meaningfully heavy rains.Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. Meteorology is beginning to make meaningful observations. The science is settled.
**Locally, the weather won't be bad this weekend. Sunday, they're calling for a high of 89F on Sunday