El Nino 2015
With four years of a severe drought in California, it may seem like there is no end to the dry landscape in sight. However, experts are predicting a “Godzilla” El Nino this winter, which can help to bring some relief to the area. There are some things that you should know about the potential El Nino to ensure that you are ready, including:
- Serious rainfall is expected – the last El Nino on record, which occurred in 1998, brought the heaviest above average rain to the Los Angeles area. El Nino brings larger than average storms, which led to more than 13 inches of rain falling in February of 1998, which is almost an entire year’s worth of rain in just 28 days.
- It will not affect the entire country – while El Nino conditions mean a much wetter season for Los Angeles, it also means a dry winter for the north. For states like Washington, which is also in a severe drought, this is bad news. However, for areas such as Detroit and Chicago, it could mean a mild winter season.
- El Nino is increasing in strength – since the El Nino was officially declared in March of this year, the system has only been getting stronger. As of August 12th, the sea surface temperatures at the benchmark location in Peru were more than 3 degrees above average, which is the highest temperature recorded so far this year.
For more information on El Nino and what it may mean for your Conejo Valley landscaping, contact Enhanced Landscape Management in Thousand Oaks, California. We can help with all of your landscape service needs to make sure that your yard continues to look its best with the changing weather conditions.