Getting ready for El Nino!
It is almost impossible to turn on the weather forecast without hearing more El Nino predictions. Ever since El Nino was first predicted, there has been significant speculation about what impact it will make throughout the United States. Knowing what to expect from the storm will help to ensure that you are ready for whatever it brings.
El Nino occurs when the sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean are above normal. The effects of El Nino are most significant during winter, but the actual weather conditions will vary depending on where the warm weather is centered. Most experts are agreeing that this El Nino will be one of the strongest to hit the country in the past 50 years.
Even though El Nino is expected to bring in heavy rains to California this fall and winter, it will not be able to end the four-year drought. It will, however, make a serious impact on the water levels in reservoirs and snowpack higher in the mountains. Unfortunately, the heavy rains will also lead to flooding and mudslides that will be devastating to homeowners.
California is not the only area that will be affected by El Nino. The Southeast and Northeast will also see above average storms throughout the year. Chilly air masses will be pushed into the Eastern U.S., which could lead to a corridor of snow that stretches from Texas all the way up into the Appalachians.
Before the storm hits, it is important to take the time to make sure that your landscaping is ready for the increased rainfall and cooler temperatures. For all of your landscaping needs throughout the Conejo Valley, contact Enhanced Landscape Management in Thousand Oaks, California.