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Facts of the Matter: Atmospheric rivers form with a boost from the vast Pacific Ocean

  • Associated Press / Nov. 12
                                A visitor to Snoqualmie Falls in Snoqualmie, Wash., captures the gushing water on video as storms caused by the Pineapple Express atmospheric river hit Washington and Oregon.

    Associated Press / Nov. 12

    A visitor to Snoqualmie Falls in Snoqualmie, Wash., captures the gushing water on video as storms caused by the Pineapple Express atmospheric river hit Washington and Oregon.

The Pineapple Express, a local name for the atmospheric disturbance that drenches the U.S. West Coast, is one of several atmospheric rivers, a relatively narrow region in the atmosphere that is responsible for most of the horizontal transport of water vapor outside the tropics. Read more

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