Southern California’s Wet Season Has Started Dry and No Rain Relief Is in Sight

Southern California has begun its annual wet season with paltry amounts of precipitation so far, and the forecast does not bode well through at least the middle portion of December. Strong Santa Ana winds gusting to near 80 mph this week have made conditions worse by fanning destructive wildfires in Southern California. Los Angeles has seen just 0.11 inches of rainfall since Oct. 1, which ranks as the 11th-driest start to the wet season in 141 years of records, according to meteorologist Bob Henson of