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Whaaat no Snow in Buffalo yet?
enter Stormy Conditions Bring Rain and Snow to the West
A series of heavy storms have brought rain and snow to the Northwest and Northern California. These are pre-El Nino storms from the Gulf of Alaska and have broken down the persistent high pressure mass that blocked storms last year, one of the driest on record.Bill Patzert a climatologist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory calls this recent storm “an atmospheric river (AR)” effect from the West. The storms are fast moving with a narrow band of moisture and not coming from the sub-tropical jet typical of El Nino.
Conditions are very cold with single digit lows and high winds.
Update on 12/14