By PAUL DELANEY
Contributor 

Winter weather takes an abrupt about-face

 

Last updated 2/21/2019 at 6:14pm

Winter in the area seemed to be cruising along well on its projected course as one of those typical non-descript El Niño-influenced seasons.

That phenomena featuring slightly warmer than usual ocean temperatures is generally a signal for higher than normal temperatures and lower snow in the lowlands, retired Eastern Washington University meteorology professor Dr. Bob Quinn said back in late December.

The pattern started on the weak side but strengthened by the waning days of December 2018.

The strongest branch of the jet stream that delivers weather dives south primarily into California. T...



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