Downtown Los Angeles has received less than 30 percent of the monthly rainfall average for the month of December.

January has seen one good week of rainfall in Southern California and still below the average without any significant rain in the forecast.

Godzilla El Nino? Looks like it is going to be a no show.

That’s because El Niño — a weather pattern that begins with warming waters in the Pacific Ocean and carries with it the threat of severe weather and natural disasters — typically brings the most rainfall in late January through March. February is when things get really interesting in southern and central California.

Back in February 1998, one of California’s Strongest El Nino’s, Southern California received 14 inches of rain in one month. About a year’s worth of rain.