On January 23, 2018 a large 7.9 magnitude deep sea earthquake occurred. Since this time there has been numerous earthquakes in the region. Because volcanic eruptions are associated with these events and the increase in activity in this region, further research was obtained.
The NOAA National Buoy Center had station 46001 buoy nearly directly above this location and on January 25th the temperatures rose for more than 2 hours reaching 15.5C, 60F above normal. Another buoy, station 46085, demonstrates a continual resistance to cooling maintaining a temperature nearly 1C above last years average.
Water will naturally evaporate at a greater rate when warmed, and this has increased the water vapor and clouds in the atmosphere resulting in surface cooling and a rise in precipitation. The jet streams then move this across the continental plate. As the spring melt occurs we will see a rise in flooding as this snow pack along these routes melts releasing even more water vapor into the atmosphere.