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Mass sees neutral winter, storm possibility

Friday, October 26, 2012by  Jon Osterberg

Just three weeks ago, we noted in News & Insight that scientists at NOAA were predicting an El Nino winter, warmer and drier than usual.
     Seattle weather guru Cliff Mass says we now can forget that.
     Recent trends point toward a neutral winter, neither warmer or cooler, wetter or drier than usual. Yet we could face an extreme storm. Mass notes that the Northwest’s biggest storms (like Columbus Day 1962 and Inauguration Day 1993) occurred in neutral years. Read more in detail, and also see photos of a rare waterspout near Everett that appeared last week, by visiting the Cliff Mass blog entry for October 22.

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