Here's how weather in Washington will impact track of Tropical Storm Ian

The Seattle and Spokane National Weather Services offices are assisting the National Hurricane Center’s forecasting efforts of Tropical Storm Ian.

SEATTLE — You’ve probably heard the saying, “the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil can set off a tornado in Texas.” The butterfly effect is a phenomenon in fluid dynamics, relevant in weather too given the atmosphere is fluid. Even the smallest perturbations in the atmosphere can lead to substantial differences over a period of time, reminding us that everything is connected.

Weather in Washington has implications and impacts on the weather in other parts of the U.S. This is particularly magnified currently as the

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