'Chance of snow on the ground': Rod Hill winter outlook 2021

'Chance of snow on the ground': Rod Hill winter outlook 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. — This year’s winter outlook begins with something that is fairly rare, a back-to-back La Niña winter season. Our region is projected to have a moderate La Niña winter, matching last season’s so-called El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle. This will become just the 10th back-to-back La Niña since the cycle was documented, starting in 1950. Using history as a guide, this winter will have a greater possibility of being dry to very dry than being a wet soaker. Below are the main points this outlook will be graded. Notice that colder-than-normal temperatures and a good snow chance round out the headlines. Notice my projection calls for an equal chance of snow in December, January and February. The month that looks the most interesting to me is January. Nearly …
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