El Niño forming

The good news is, it means the end of a four-year drought — but it may also mean massive flooding on parched land:

SACRAMENTO – There is growing evidence that California could see an even stronger El Niño event this winter than the one in 1997 that caused massive flooding across Northern California.

Stunning images from Japan’s Imawari-8 Weather Satellite, just switched on on Tuesday, show what could become a historic El Niño in full bloom.

“Almost all models are showing consistency that we’re seeing a stronger and stronger tendency for that to hold in place through the winter season. It could rival that of 1997,” News10 Chief Meteorologist Monica Woods said.