El Nino and La Nina have been proven to be as unpredictable as all weather patterns the last few years. In other words: they have no freaking clue. We had a bunch of snow with an El Nino when it was supposed to be dry and warm. We had warm and virtually no snow in a La Nina year when it is supposed to be cold and lots of snow. PDO and AO have more to do with weather than either of those so called phenomena. Don't overpopulate a desert and then complain when there isn't enough water. It's pretty basic math. Glad to hear your wife is doing better John.