There is some hope on the horizon that our four year drought may be coming to an end. While the few light rains of this spring have dampened the ground and plants, they haven't done anything to address the miserable lack of snow in the Sierra, or the reservoirs levels that depend on that snowpack later in the summer.
So it's good news that at least some experts are seeing a potential el nino effect beginning to form in the Pacific. Here's the link:
Let's hope that this turns out to be true...and that next year brings enough rain to let us all relax just a little bit.