After last week’s cool down, much-above-normal temperatures returned to California and the Great Basin. Across the California and the Great Basin, drought remained unchanged as the region continued through its climatologically dry summer season. However, heat exacerbated the impacts of the region’s historic drought, with daytime highs reaching or eclipsing 100°F from central California into the southern Great Basin.
What will El Niño mean for California?
NOAA's Drought Task Force has put together an assessment of El Niño's potential impacts on winter precipitation in California. Answers to frequently asked questions and a two-page summary can be found here.
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