Winter Weather Outlook for Western Washington (2017-18)
Following a mild and short-lived La Niña last winter, the climatic phenomenon known as “La Niña” stands a 55-60 percent chance of developing once again this fall and winter. That’s the most recent forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center. Based on observations of what’s happening in the Pacific Ocean, and modeling to predict what may be coming, NOAA has issued a La Niña watch, indicating that conditions are favorable for its development.
La Niña can strongly shift weather patterns, bringing anomalously cool or warm, and wet or dry, conditions to large parts of the world. In the United States, La Niña tends to bring wetter than normal conditions to the Pacific Northwest and parts of the Midwest. Unfortunately for southern and central California, things tend to dry out. The UW’s resident weather expert, Dr. Cliff Mass recently stated in his weather blog …”The implications for snow is clear, especially after January 1…. a higher probability of the white stuff, particularly in the mountains. Yes… a reasonable year to get an annual pass at your favorite ski area!”
We at P&D Tree Service can remove your hazardous trees preventing possible damages after a wind storm. The season is still early and we expect to see a couple more wind storms blow through the Puget Sound again over the next few months. If you have any concerns about your trees give us a call to set up a free written estimate for your trees.
Our crews also provide 24hr emergency tree removal service during the wind storms. Stay warm and safe this winter and if you have any tree needs give us a call 425-432-7636.