El Niño presentation at North Tahoe set for Oct. 29 | SierraSun.com

El Niño presentation at North Tahoe set for Oct. 29

Staff report

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center will host Dr. Kelly Redmond, regional climatologist for the western United States with the Desert Research Institute, on Thursday, Oct. 29.

A strong El Niño is predicted for the upcoming winter 2015-16. El Niño is a warming of the Pacific Ocean that occurs along the equator and can influence the storm track over the West.

El Niño conditions do not “cause” individual storms, but rather influence their frequency and characteristics. Dr. Kelly Redmond will discuss how El Niño can influence weather in our region and present the latest model simulations and predictions for the upcoming winter at Lake Tahoe.

A $5 donation is suggested for this event. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The program will begin at 6 p.m., with refreshments and no-host bar from 5:30-6 p.m. at 291 Country Club Drive in Incline Village on the campus of Sierra Nevada College.

For more information or directions call 775-881-7566, or visit terc.ucdavis.edu/events.