Thanks to Tropical Storm Dolores, the weather over the past couple of days here in Southern California has been downright strange, but the LA Times tells us that this is a preview of what an El Nino year could look like (link to LA Times story). Over one-third of an inch fell in downtown LA, which broke a 120 year record. It has been hot and humid, but it's still kind of a novelty - it's not as though we are in Florida or Washington, where today's 94% humidity would have represented the 120th day of 80+ humidity ratings.
What stunned me were photographs of buckled highway infrastructure due to rain. A bridge on I-10 near the Arizona border buckled. One motorist did not brake in time and had to be rescued.