Los Angeles El Nino Arriving by January

Rain.  We rarely see it in Los Angeles.  L.A. averages about 14 inches per year.  There’s been quite a bit of talk recently about the Los Angeles El Nino due to bring potential downpours beginning just prior to January.  We certainly need it, for our reservoirs are depleted and our hills are brown with our years’ long drought.

This shouldn’t stop Angelenos and tourists from enjoying our fantastic city.  In fact, Glitterati Tours of Los Angeles actually gets busier during a rainy day, for most guests would rather be in a warm car rather than outdoors at a soaking wet amusement park.  Visitors can also enjoy our many galleries and museums, great restaurants, The Griffith Park Observatory (views probably won’t be great during a storm), and catch a movie at our legendary theaters like Grauman’s Chinese Theater or the Disney El Capitan Theatre.

Bottom line…don’t let a little rain wash away your trip to Los Angeles!

Disney El Capitan Theatre

Disney El Capitan Theatre

Notes on Los Angeles El Nino from LA Times.com:

The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center said El Niño is already strong and mature, and is forecast to continue gaining strength. This El Niño is expected to be among the three strongest on record since 1950.

Los Angeles El Nino

Los Angeles El Nino

“It’s official. El Niño’s here. It’s a done deal,” said Bill Patzert, climatologist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge. “So at this point, we’re just waiting for the impacts in California.”

Generally, El Niño doesn’t peak in California until January, February and March, Patzert said. That’s when Californians should expect “mudslides, heavy rainfall, one storm after another like a conveyor belt.”