From the Modesto Bee: NASA Identifies Rare Weather Pattern

NASA identifies rare weather pattern set to bring big winter storms to region

By Edward Ortiz

November 18, 2013 

“Scientists at NASA say they have identified a rare weather pattern that assures intense and potentially prolonged wet weather will strike California.

The research findings are a crucial addition to weather forecasting tools and may go a long way to alerting officials to the possibility of floods, mudslides and levee failures.”