Geez, can’t believe I posted 4 DAY OLD MAPS in the previous post!  Here are the real ECMWF monthly maps for the next 4 weeks:





Those first 3 weeks definitely have the ridging well to the west…could be a very cold pattern for us from around Christmas onward.  Drier than what the previous maps showed.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

18 Responses to The REAL ECMWF Maps

  1. CorbettTez says:

    So Mark….what’s the word on how long this East wind continues for us Gorge folk?

  2. Goducks09 says:

    Question for a Mark or anyone else for that matter. Curious as to what the significance is of posting the Euro weeklies. I feel like this is something new in the past year or so… Is it a new model suite that was released recently? Just wondering. Thanks!

  3. Jason Hougak says:

    Even the snowfall king Mt. Baker is closed for skiing still with a whopping 5-10″ base. Big Mtn in Montana has yet to open. I found Jackson Hole is open and Mt. Bachelor. Shows just how bad the snowpack is both near and far.

    Mark I was wondering if you could see what the % of normal snowpack the Columbia River Basin has. We’ve got to realize we are going to be hurting for water if things don’t turn around. Last year was bad enough but two back to back years will be devastating. Our wildfire in Estacada was as close as I would like to ever be to a wildfire. Weren’t 1976 and 1977 both back to back major drought years with very little if any mtn. snowpack?

  4. Mark, thanks for the update. I was wondering given 12z ECMWF Ensembles today looked really good.

  5. Unfortunately I have yet to see the CFS latch on to this solution.

  6. More proof of Mark’s “warm bias.” 😉

  7. Diana F. says:


  8. If it’s not a white Christmas at least it’ll be a frosty one.

  9. Boydo3 N. Albany elev. just under 500' says:

    April fools…right?

  10. Goducks09 says:

    I’ll take a cold and sunny Christmas over a warm and rainy one any day!

  11. Sapo says:

    Sweet, these maps look a little better than the last ones lol

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