The forecaster consensus remains nearly unchanged, with the expectation that this El Niño could rank among the top three strongest episodes as measured by the 3-month SST departures in the Niño 3.4 region going back to 1950.”—The Climate Prediction Center at the National Weather Service, November 12, 2015

You’ve probably heard a “Godzilla” El Niño is coming to the Bay Area this winter, and you might know that past El Niños have prompted storm warnings and extreme San Francisco weather. But what else is there to know? We have the answers to your questions: