However, based on water temperature averages in the Pacific from February to April of this year, the National Weather Service has issued and El Niño Watch.
A WATCH means conditions are favorable for an El Niño pattern within the next six months. According to the article by Climate.gov, ” On a global scale, no other single phenomenon has a greater influence on whether a year will be warmer, cooler, wetter, or drier than average.”
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Lastly, thank you Dan Gresley for sharing your photo from Ojai.