As we close in on the holidays, thousands are waiting for something beyond presents under a tree. Many people are anticipating a storm that they are hoping will be a drought game changer for California. Each new round of rain (the latest passing through today) has readers asking is El Niño here? We've written about what the infamous winter storm is and its predicted impact. The only question that remains: When is it going to arrive? We went to NBC Bay Area's Chief Meteorologist Jeff Ranieri for some straight talk.