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El Nino winter forecasted

DAVENPORT — Local meteorologists are predicting a shift in climate patterns for the 2023-24 winter season. The National Weather Service is expecting an “El Nino” winter, which could lead to warmer-than-normal temperatures and less snow than normal.

According to Spokane-based NWS lead forecaster Jon Fox, an El Nino pattern would be a shift from the last three winters, which were all El Nina patterns creating colder-than-average temperatures and higher precipitation amounts.

“We’re really expecting an El Nino pattern across all of Washington,” Fox said.

Davenport averages about 31.8 inches of sn...

 

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