Interview: El Niño And What To Expect In The Coming Weeks
Over the last year talk of a strong El Niño has circulated the news. Now El Niño is here and storms are predicted to hit the region hard over the next two to three weeks. For more insight on what Central California should expect weather wise we turned to a California weather expert on Valley Edition. Listen to the interview above.
Daniel Swain runs the website Weather West, which has provided a unique California weather and climate discussion since 2006. He is a PhD candidate in the Department of Earth System Science at Stanford University. A member of the Climate and Earth System Dynamics Group, Daniel studies the changing character of extreme meteorological events, with a focus on the role of persistent large-scale atmospheric patterns. He holds a B.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of California, Davis.
His recent work includes an analysis of the extreme 2013-2014 California drought in the context of historical variability--including the role of climate change in affecting the likelihood of the event--and an evaluation of high-resolution atmospheric model simulations of Eastern Pacific atmospheric rivers.