Climate

Lack of rain brings dry conditions to Southern California

27 December 2017

December 27, 2017, 1:42 pm
Christina Cox
The Signal

A month of below-normal rainfall brought abnormally dry conditions and moderate drought conditions back to Southern California, and the Santa Clarita Valley, this December.

A recent report from the National Weather Service (NWS) Climate Prediction Center indicates that the “wet season has gotten off to a slow start in Southern California” with little rainfall reported for the water year, which began Oct. 1.

“Below-normal precipitation is favored from southern California through the southern Plains, which would promote additional drought expansion and intensification, especially given the recent dryness,” Forecaster Adam Allgood wrote in the report.

The Climate Prediction Center also noted that the drought persists in areas of Los Angeles County and is likely to develop throughout all of Southern California during the following three months.

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