"Update, 8 March 2010:
The cool, wet 2009-2010 winter for central Texas developed just as predicted above. As of early March 2010, we have experienced about 42" of rain over the past 12 months (most of which has fallen since September 2009), making this one of the four wettest periods for Fly Gap [Note: that's in the Texas Hill Country] in the past 60 years. As noted above, all four of the these wettest periods have been associated with El Niño episodes, and all four have occurred within the past two decades. This is consistent with the stronger and more frequent El Niño episodes associated with the global warming that has occurred in recent decades....
The forecast calls for the El Niño episode to continue through spring 2010. We are likely to return to near-neutral conditions by summer 2010."I'm telling you, bookmark this guy's site now, so you can plan your garden accordingly.