Closing out September, temperatures are still bumping up against one-hundred degrees, Fahrenheit / thirty-eight degrees, Centigrade. We’ve also seen zero precipitation from the north. Any tiny bit of rain that has fallen, recently, came from hurricane remnants blown northeastward from the southwest, from out over the Pacific.
Some meteorologists believe that the severe pacific “El Nino” should correlate with heavy rain in the Southern California region. I’m not so sure. Instead, I imagine the possibility of an effect of diminishing returns once sea temperatures exceed an upper limit of some sort. There is no real telling just what rainfall totals will look like until the end of January, but things don’t thus far look very promising.