You may have heard recently that this El Niño, which, by the way, ranks as the strongest one on record ever, has passed its peak in terms of tropical ocean temperatures. And maybe you were like, “Oh, good, I don’t need to buy sandbags or galoshes after all!” Hahahaha. Yeah, no, sorry, but that’s not how it works.
In fact, there’s literally zero reason for Californians to relax because all the havoc we’ve warned you about is still going to happen; El Niño’s just begun. Which means the mayhem is only going to get worse than the insanity that’s already happened. You know, all of the stuff like:
This Sport Takes Ice Skating to Extreme Heights
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) January 5, 2016
This El Niño-powered trash can
BE FREE, TRASH CAN! Be free.
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Daisy Barringer is an SF-based writer who wishes every year could be an El Niño year. Bring on the pow! Follow her on Twitter @daisy.