‘Winter is coming’: What do climate scientists predict for California?

Mercury News –

After suffering more than a week under searing, desert-like heat, winter might be the furthest thing from the minds of most Californians.

However, to borrow a phrase from TV’s “Game of Thrones,” winter is coming.

The only question is whether the gods will allow a rerun of last winter which unexpectedly dumped record amounts of rain and snow throughout the state that filled reservoirs and kept skiers on the slopes through August.

Several climate experts, flummoxed by the failure of a widely predicted El Niño to make a dent in California’s drought during the winter of 2015-16, are saying they are unsure what this winter will bring.

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