Poll: Do You Think It Will Snow In Portland This Winter?

January 14, 2015

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