Warm, dry spring ahead for Pacific Northwest, weatherman says

From the Capital Press

El Niño will return to the Pacific Northwest, bringing with it a warm, dry spring, weatherman Art Douglas says.

Douglas said the El Niño weather pattern began developing in January as surface temperatures in the eastern Pacific Ocean began to increase.

A ridge of high pressure off the West Coast will also develop, blocking storms from reaching the Pacific Northwest, Douglas said.

He spoke at the Spokane Ag Expo on Feb. 7. Read the rest of the story here.