La Niña Punch May Not Be Felt During December

The month of December is off to a great start when it comes to snowpack across Washington, thanks to a very active and wet November. And with La Niña in motion, we should see a lot more snow in the coming weeks.

Or will we?

Marilyn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said the long-term forecast for the month ahead is calling for Equal chances of above normal, normal or below normal temperatures, and the same on precipitation.

“We’ve really been talking La Niña and how we should be colder and we should be wetter.  And I found it very interesting that the climate prediction center in their discussion talked about that and the short-term weather models for at least the next 15 days are showing kind of a dry pattern with High Pressure and the storm track pushed much further north.”

Lohmann added while a dry pattern is expected in the lower elevations in the coming days, she is hopeful area mountains will continue to see snow.

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