Yesterday the Seattle Times broke it down for us with a very simple graphic in their article, It could be a winter for skiers to love:
My skis are in the shop getting tuned. Can’t wait!
[Accuweather] said precipitation is likely to be above normal in the Seattle and Portland areas in December, and then ease back closer to normal levels in January.
The big story of the winter – heavy snowfall – could hit in February and last into early March, said Ken Clark, AccuWeather.com’s Western U.S. expert. Although overall precipitation during that period may not be above normal, more of it is expected to fall as snow, as frigid conditions spread from the Pacific Coast to the Rocky Mountains.