It’s been way too long since we’ve done a poll. How about this…Will it Snow in Portland this Winter?
- The official observing site is in Parkrose at the NWS Office.
- They have recorded a TRACE once, but nothing measurable (.1″ or more).
- November 13th was the Trace.
Here’s a graph showing Portland snowfall for the past 28 winters:
Last winter’s total of 8″ was a combination of early December snow and then again in early February. In 3 of the past 19 winters we have seen measurable snow in March. That’s 2006, 2009, & 2012. It’s far more interesting to me that February has only seen snow 3 of the past 19 years as well. Historically December and January are generally our “snow months”.
By the way, to make things a bit more fair for the non-weather watcher, I don’t see a snow producing pattern in the next 10 days at least. No model is showing any hint of “snow action” through the end of the month.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen