By John F. SextonThe Associated PressThe Pacific Northwest, with its large number of islands, large swaths of rainforest, and plentiful rainfall, has been a natural haven for storm and drought conditions in recent years.
But the region has also been a hotbed for a spate of major weather events, including a record heat wave in October that has put millions of Americans in the midst of the worst drought in the nation’s history.
On Saturday, a tropical storm brought more rain and high temperatures to the Pacific Northwest.
The storm, which was moving toward Hawaii, was a strong storm with winds of up to 120 mph, the National Weather Service in Seattle said.
The weather service said it was possible that the storm could strengthen.
The National Weather Services Pacific Northwest office said there were no reports of damage.
The Pacific Ocean has been battered by a string of tropical storms, including Tropical Storm Julia, which slammed into the Pacific Ocean near the Hawaiian island of Kauai in February.
It was the first tropical storm to pass the Pacific, and it killed two people, damaged more than 1,000 homes and prompted evacuations across the island of Hawaii.
The U.S. has had six of the 10 worst drought years on record, according to data compiled by the U.N. and compiled by NOAA.
In 2015, the U,S.
had the worst record in the world with a record drought of 9.5 percent.
On average, a year’s worth of rain fell in the continental U.D. from October through April, according the U.,S.