A Minute on the Pineapple Express

First of all there is rain…

…lots of rain.

Then come the warm winds.

I’ve spent the last two days working through these meteorlogical conditions raking leaves….

….lots of leaves.

According to Wikipedia, the Pineapple Express is an atmospheric river that extends from the Hawaiian islands to anywhere along the Pacific coast of North America.  It brings lots of rain (my rain gear proved itself worthy) before dropping snow in the mountains.  This river then continues inland, only minus the moisture. At that point it’s called the Chinook winds.

Growing up in Spokane, I remember the Chinook winds and how it would be warm and windy toward the end of winter. By the time the winds were done all of the snow would be gone! Nice and clean. Snow gets so dirty by the end of winter; we were always so happy for the warm winds to wick it all away! Yay, the Chinook winds are here!

Any Spokane people who would like to comment about unusually warm winds for late November?

Rain, wind and temperatures in the 60’s. Here’s a slice of the Pineapple Express for everyone to enjoy.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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