First, it wouldn't snow, and now it's doing nothing at all. The storm track hasshifted completely away from western Canada, and no significant precipitationwill occur at the Olympic sites through the weekend. Plus, temperatures arerunning on the mild side.The El Nino pattern is at least partly to blame for this fickle weather.
Normally this time of year, the storm track goes into the Pacific Northwest orwestern Canada. When there is an El Nino, however, the Pacific storm track ismuch farther south.
Sunday and Monday, a bitter blast of arctic air will surge southward throughthe prairies of central Canada, but that intense cold is not coming tosouthwestern British Columbia. However, it is possible that rain and mountainsnow return to the Olympic sites around the middle of next week.
Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.