La Nina Adjustment
The same holds true, apparently, for the La Nina phenomena after an earlier forecast calling for 50/50 chance of "normal" winter weather gets yet another adjustment ...
NICK BOND ... "Yeah, I like the way you put it as an adjustment. It's not a wholesale change in the outlook. Just going back to last summer, it looked like a decent La Nina was brewing and so there was the anticipation that the winter coming up would be on the wet side, maybe a bit on the cool side. And then the La Nina didn't really gain in strength and so that was dialed back to a certain extent, but now we think that it's going to be a pretty decent winter in terms of mountain snow pack."
Washington State Climatologist Nick Bond says both Western and Eastern Washington can now expect above-average precipitation even though he describes the forecast change as "moderate" ...
NICK BOND ... "And there, it's a case of maybe just the La Nina isn't very strong, but it is having quite an effect on the atmospheric circulation over the area."
Oregon and Idaho are also included in the forecast change and can expect above-average precipitation as well, which could mean even more snow than we've already seen.
Listen next time when Bond tells us more about this minor La Nina adjustment.