The water temperatures in the Pacific Ocean are a big factor in determining our weather, particularly our precipitation. Warm water near us means more moisture for precipitation. After this website (http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_update/gsstanim.shtml) is updated today, I will make my first winter prediction.
I can already tell you, I will not be buying a season pass at Arizona Snowbowl. I just can’t ski enough times to make it worthwhile.