The California Current

The California current runs north to south along the West Coast of the United States. This current has huge impacts on the weather along the west coast. Along California this current is responsible for extensive Marine Fog layers every day during the summer, especially when the land is warmer than the waters along the coast. Also in the California area this current keeps the coastal cities cooler such as San Diego. In the Northwest along the coast of Seattle this current is responsible for bringing longer periods of showery weather which misleads people to believe Seattle is the rainy capitol of the United States which it’s not. This current for the most part also modifies the climate of the West Coast keeping the coastal cities mostly out of the extreme summer heat and also keeps it from getting so cold during the winter months.