Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball
Mark Albright, who reportedly lost his job as Oregon State Climatologist in 2003 apparently because of his views on global warming, drew attention to the failed El Nino based forecast for Oregon. Here is the official prediction.
Most of the state remains in drought conditions, and climatologists expect a strong El Nino this year. All those conditions are expected to combine to create a warmer, drier winter than Oregon usually experiences.
On January 16, 2016, Albright notes,
Portland averages 14.1 inches of precipitation over the 3 winter months of Dec, Jan, and Feb. We are about have way through winter 2015-16 as of today (17 Jan) and the winter precipitation total stands at 18.9 inches with 6 weeks of winter remaining in our future. In other words, we have already reached 134% of normal winter precipitation, and yet we are only at the half-way…
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