Northern California falls in a zone of “equal chances” for having a drier or wetter winter than normal. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration graphic
NOAA predicts wetter winter for SoCal, uncertainty for rest of state
While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had good news for much of the country on Thursday with the release of its winter forecast, predictions for the next few months in Northern California were more reserved.
Although parts of the state could get above-average rain and snowfall this winter, it won’t be enough to end the drought, which in 60 percent of California is classified as “exceptional.”
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