‘Storms are expected to grow more severe in the coming winter months as the La Nina climate phenomenon strengthens.
That likely means above-average rainfall, increased snow pack and lower temperatures until spring.
“This La Nina is really building,” said Bill Patzert, a climatologist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
“The jet stream pattern tends to be north — and its bull’s-eye is on the Pacific Northwest.
“You’re in for six months of the diva of drench.”