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

KGW meteorologist Rod Hill says the Portland metro area should expect a dry winter with below-average rainfall, but with a good chance of valley snow.

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

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