Another La Niña winter predicted

Staff Writer

The Pacific Northwest is in store for another La Nina winter, which will equate to colder temperatures and wetter-than-normal conditions.
Washington's typical snowy winter weather was slow to arrive this year because of a ridge of high pressure that settled over the Western United States during the first half of December. The pressure ridge led to widespread fog and low clouds, but for the longest time no precipitation.
Despite the delay, La Niña is still anyone's guess, with the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center estimating better chances of wetter and cooler conditions arriving in early January.