Concerning news for California: El Niño’s misbehavin’. But there is still time for him to do the right thing

Woops. Thanks to a dearth of precipitation combined with warm temperatures, snowpack in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains has dipped below average. Given that El Niño was supposed to be California’s great drought-bustin’ hope, this is a little concerning.

I put together the animation above to show what has happened in the Sierra over the past two weeks. The mountains run diagonally through the frames.

The animation consists of false-color images captured by NASA’s Terra satellite. S

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