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KGW meteorologist Matt Zaffino answers questions about La Niña by Laurie Robinson
Sunday, November 21st 2010, 2:51 PM GMT
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You know you love her.

She has that exotic equatorial heritage. She comes out of the sea bearing you a series of gifts that she promises to deliver over and over all winter, the kind of gifts you crave. You want to introduce your family to her with open arms at Thanksgiving.

But how well do you skiers and snowboarders really know this mysterious La Niña, the weather pattern born in colder-than-usual waters in the central and eastern Pacific?

She's the sister with the opposite personality of El Niño. He brings us warmer, drier winters. She's the mercurial one that can deliver those monster snowpacks in the Northwest, or Pineapple Express floods in the valleys.

We picked the brain of Matt Zaffino, KGW meteorologist and avid telemark skier, for insights to the La Niña that is supposed to hang with us this winter, toying with the usual jet-stream patterns.

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