A Gusher of Moisture Hoses California. Is El Niño Here?


Parts of drought-plagued California got hosed by a gusher of moisture streaming up from the tropics on Tuesday.

As the chief meteorologist for Minnesota Public Radio put it, the copious stream of water vapor looks a whole lot like a “pineapple express,” a low level jet of moist air flowing from Hawaii to California.

This is a phenomenon that tends to occur during El Niño winters.

You can see it in the animation above, made up of images from the GOES-15 wea

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