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If the cascadian fault ruptures during winter causing a tsunami on the west coast, would it bring more moisture into the air aswell and produce more snow for the entire county?

The short answer is no.

The longer answer is that flooded land areas would have more evaporation of moisture which would lead to greater local precipitation over a short period of time till the land area dried out. "Greater" can be defined, in this case, as showing excess with a lot of variability from location to location.

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Donald Rosenfeld


Any questions (except private) answered from the 1st grade level on up pertaining to any aspect of Weather. I am a 20 year member of the American Meteorological society and a long time forecaster of eastern United States snow storms and Hurricanes.

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