During my 10 years in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle) I've noticed El Nino means drier winters, La Nina is wetter. As mentioned, the last big La Nina was the year that Baker set the snow record, Alpental had so much snow they had to dig a trench for the chair to the top, and it rained over 90 straight days in Seattle. The winter before that was the last big El Nino and we had the driest winter I've seen. 2 years ago we also had a week El Nino and it was another dry winter (April was when the snow really came).
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9/15/04 at 3:09pm