There’s been a lot of talk about whether El Nino will bring a deluge of storms this winter to help alleviate California’s drought. But for meteorologist Jan Null, that’s only one of many misconceptions circulating about El Nino. The longtime forecaster has been tracking weather for more than 40 years, and he stresses that El Nino is no guarantee of rain. He joins us to talk about the drought, his weather predictions, the recent discovery of mercury in San Francisco’s fog and his research into the heatstroke deaths of children in cars. He joins us as part of our “First Person” series on the leaders and innovators who make the Bay Area unique.
Jan Null, certified consulting meteorologist, Golden Gate Weather Services; former lead forecaster, National Weather Service