2019 winter weather forecast

Asked September 16, 2019, 5:03 PM EDT

is there a forecast for the 2019 winter outlook for Willamette Valley (Albany 97322)? Mild, severe, rainy, snow fall etc.?

Linn County Oregon

1 Response

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!