Are You Ready For It?
Rising ocean temperatures near the equatorial Pacific and diminishing trade winds continue to indicate a strong El Niño climate pattern could bring much-needed rain to Southern California, according to the latest update from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters.
It’s unclear whether this year’s conditions in the Pacific will develop as strongly as those that created the intense 1997 El Niño weather system, but the 2015 version is shaping up to be one of the strongest of the last 50 years, said Bill Patzert, climatologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
If you are a property owner and your property is sloped, it is important to secure your slopes prior to El Nino. In 1997 you can see on the following chart the spike in flood and damage caused during the last El Nino event that impacted California.
Click here to view the current El Nino progression, curtesy of Nasa
We can help you assess your soil stability and recommend ways to minimize the impact of El Nino.