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1860-1861 (Dec/Jan)

The Great California Flood


-Probably + PDO


- No El Nino.


-Possible weak La Nina

1861-1864

Devastating Drought

1883-1884

Wettest winter in LA history


- Krakan explosion in Indonesia (1883)


- Positive PDO


-El Ninio

1885 (Aug)

All-time August high (UHI)


-Generally positive PDO


- No ENSO



1889 (Dec)

Wettest month in LA history


- Maybe +PDO


- No ENSO

1891 (July)

All-time July high temp in LA


-PDO: positive


- No ENSO

1915-17

Coldest period in LA history


- Negative PDO


- neutral, then La Nina

Dec31/Jan 1- 1933/34

"Rose Parade Flood"


+PDO


-No ENSO

1938 (Feb-March)

Worst Modern LA Flood


++PDO


+El Nino

Sep 1939

One of worst heat wave in LA


+++PDO


+El Nino

1949 (Jan)

Low temp in DT LA of 29.9 F


----PDO


-Strong La Nina

1969 (Jan)

Flooding in LA Suburbs


-barely +PDO


+ El Nino

1983 (Jan-April)

Wettest Year statewide on record


+++PDO


-Strong El Nino

1987-1992

Severe Drought (March Miracle 1991)


-intermittently -PDO


-La Nina

1992-1998

Several very wet winters


++PDO


-Intermittent El Nino



1999-Present

-PHASE SHIFT


- negative PDO


-La Nina