El Niño: Beyond the Hype

t’s a year that will go down in the history books: perhaps the strongest El Niño ever recorded. Perhaps a record year for precipitation, after years of record-breaking drought. Almost certainly the warmest year ever recorded. In this special, reader-funded series, Bay Nature goes beyond the media hyperbole of the “Godzilla El Nino” to explore what this phenomenon means — and doesn’t — for Northern California.

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