JUNE 23, 1997
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Summer officially here, but... Sunshine will prevail midweek, but won't last too long. Several weather systems will affect us later in the week and into the weekend. That will mean a return to cloudy, cool, and sometimes wet weather. Summer sometimes takes its time getting here in the Northwest.
El Nino to moderate Washington Winter ahead: The last few winters have been very stormy with cold, snow, and major flooding, but the winter of 1997-98 may treat us better. The reason is that an El Nino is developing. El Nino is a periodic warming of the mid-Pacific Ocean which causes many worldwide weather patterns to go out of whack. When an El Nino develops, the Pacific Northwest often has a winter that is milder than normal. That means little or no snow in the lowlands and high snow levels in the mountains. In addition, it can mean that spring weather will come quicker.