(WIVB) — Scientists are releasing encouraging news on the drought plaguing California.
Scientists said an El Nino winter is coming together nicely, which could likely mean several drenching storms. Federal scientists released the new report Thursday.
They said the warm Pacific and trade winds are shifting, which are all signs pointing to a significant El Nino winter. They said the last really good El Nino winter was in 1997-98.
The report increases probabilities for a stronger El Nino with greater longevity to last through this coming winter. If this occurs, it would lessen probabilities for another excessively cold winter in the western New York region and increase probabilities of a milder than average winter.
Scientists said they are still not sure if the El Nino winter would end the drought.