Another question from readers:
Can you please update your comments on California? You wrote a nice long entry in 2009. Can you revisit this topic? Also can you comment on the weather for the Central Valley including rain for 2014 in particular?
For 2014, the winter of 2014 will hit the southeastern quadrant of the state the hardest. While there will be colder than normal temperatures for California, there seems to be some weather related severe problems in the eastern half of the lower half of California. This is from snow in the mountains. I see more snow than normal in the mountains of this region. This will be finished by the 4th week of February – with things starting to be back to normal by about that time. Roads closed, very little travel through the mountain areas – especially severe during the 1st weeks of February.
The rain in the Central Valley for 2014 in particular. . . I see less rain than normal. The farms in the Central Valley will have intermittent sparse rain. This will mostly be during the spring months. Some rain mostly during the 2nd half of April and the 1st half of May but outside this time, it will be sparse. What may help is that I don’t see scorching heat, either. I see cooler temperatures – not cold, but cooler than normal during the “sparse rain” times.
With earthquakes, I don’t see anything higher than a 5.5 and that being in southern California. I’m only seeing 4’s and less in Northern California.
There will be a big storm in the 1st 3 months of 2014 in Sacramento. Not weather, but political. Things will be “settled” for the most part at the end of March. There will be lots of “hot, dry wind”, torrential speeches and turbulent emotions. The storm will spill over into Los Angeles and San Francisco with mostly the same arguments in both places. The slow news days won’t come until mid-April.
For the actual weather in northern California, I see colder than normal temperatures during the winter of 2014, but nothing dangerously low that would cause problems for longer than 1 day. Right now, in looking at the nation, I’m looking for the severest effects on the populace that are creating the most severe hardships. That severity won’t really be happening in California except for what I mentioned above, which again is still milder than what is going to hit the rest of the nation.
I’m ready for questions.
“The paradigm we hold in our own thoughts and beliefs is always going to be smaller than reality.” (from the Rainbow Cards, ©, 2012)
We have drought conditions here in Southern California. How long do you see this lasting? Will we have an unusually hot summer this year in SoCAL? The weather has been so warm that we have early spring like conditions – plants are flowering all over the place.
You said you don’t see anything higher that 5.5. There was one 6.0 this morning. Are these going to be happen more often? Do you see NC getting any earthquakes anytime soon?