One thing few people have mentioned: the El Nino slosh back to strong La Nina, next year. With the biggest El Nino's, like this one, there is a tendency - not a guarantee - for the warm water in the central Pacific to slosh back to the west in a big way. These would happen by fall of 2016 , about a year from now.
This would set up a strong La Nina and that means big, consistent and high confidence snowfall for the NW.
This is what happened in 1998-99 - the season following the monster El Nino of 97-98. That La Nina produced record snowfall for the NW , including Mt Baker's world record 1140" --- Powder Alert!
It's something to ponder- in fact I think the Climate Prediction Center is already incorporating that pattern into their early winter 2016 long range outlook.