Will we get more snow than usual this winter in Puget Sound?

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by Jeff Renner

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Posted on November 20, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Will we get more snow than usual this winter in Puget Sound?

That's unlikely. We're in a 'neutral' phase of the El Nino/La Nina cycle. That doesn't point to a cold, wet winter (typically La Nina) or a warm, dry winter (typically El Nino). However we can certainly get large single snow storms...and windstorms and rainstorms in 'neutral' years. We can also get lengthy 'blocking patterns'; that is, high pressure that dominates our weather for days on end, resulting in dry winter weather.

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