U.S. weather forecaster says no active El Nino through summer 2014
Originally Posted by mbrookins
In the spring there will be water July and August will be dry.
(Reuters) - U.S. weather forecaster Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said on Thursday that it maintains its forecast for neutral El Nino and La Nina conditions in the Northern Hemisphere through summer 2014.
Nothing on their horizon.
(El Nino means usually drier and is watched by fire weather types closely)
United States Drought Monitor > Home
says Oregon is in Abnormally dry to Severe Drought to even a small patch of extreme drought
in the northern Owyhee country.
The Climate Prediction Center says:
Climate Prediction Center
Dam(n) dry for almost all of America.
This is the easiest snow pack site to glance at because it works based on watersheds. Your side stream may vary.
Go to the state then find the area.
Note that for Oregon - Owyhee there are 8 snotel sites that are averaged for the snow pack year to date average. Currently 51% for the Owyhee % of snow water equivalent. The Owyhee is also in Idaho and Nevada, of course.
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The Owyhee don't look good for the Spring either.
The Illinois could be unsuitable also even in the spring.
No one knows.