2019 winter weather forecast
is there a forecast for the 2019 winter outlook for Willamette Valley (Albany 97322)? Mild, severe, rainy, snow fall etc.?
Linn County Oregon
Thank you for your question. The most reliable service is the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center, but their 'furthest out' predictive chart gets only 3 months in the future: https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/long_range/
An older, but not necessarily scientific, source is the Old Farmers Almanac, which purports to predict for a year, and you can read it here: https://www.almanac.com/weather/longrange/zipcode/97322
While you might want this information solely for a practical approach to gardening, this article is a fascinating one about how forecasts are compiled, and their sources: https://discovermagazine.com/2019/septemberoctober/weathering-the-storm
Hope this is helpful. Good luck!