El Niño. It's on the lips of every California resident at the moment. Will it come? When is it coming? And will it fix the drought so we can go back to taking irresponsibly long showers?

  Nature is sending signals that the big rains could be coming. El Niño is characterized by warming surface ocean temperatures, and NOAA's network of buoys along the equator are already indicating that trend. According to their latest analysis, there is a greater than 90% chance of an El Niño winter in the Northern Hemisphere and an 85% chance it will continue into the spring of 2016.

  Don't forget to plan now for your landscaping and erosion control needs.