January rains have turned the hills emerald green. This view is south of Montaña de Oro at the Windy Point overlook on the Point Buchon Trail. In the distance is Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.
January rains have turned the hills emerald green. This view is south of Montaña de Oro at the Windy Point overlook on the Point Buchon Trail. In the distance is Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. John Lindsey
January rains have turned the hills emerald green. This view is south of Montaña de Oro at the Windy Point overlook on the Point Buchon Trail. In the distance is Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. John Lindsey

Expect midwinter dry spells even in El Niño years

January 16, 2016 12:47 PM

UPDATED January 18, 2016 04:23 PM

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John Lindsey

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John Lindsey writes Weather Watch, a weekly column for The Tribune. He is PG&E's Diablo Canyon meteorologist and media relations representative. Email him at pgeweather@pge.com .