Thursday, March 21, 2013
This past winter was, by all accounts, unbearably boring. I made a seasonal weather outlook for WeatherOn last fall calling for an increased probability of ‘extreme’ events, since this was forecast to be a ‘neutral’ (not El Nino or La Nina) winter and neutral winters often bring our biggest storms.
Boy was I ever wrong.
But spring has given me new hope. Ever since 4:02 A.M. March 20, weather life has been looking up. We had a vigorous storm system come through yesterday (on par with the strongest we’ve seen all winter long) that brought a solid dose of rain to the lowlands, gobs of snow to the mountains, and some surprisingly strong winds throughout the Puget Sound metropolitan area.