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Tag: National Weather Service


Skier, snowboarders thrilled to hear predictions of weak El Nino

As far as Northwest skiers and snowboarders are concerned it would be OK if they never saw La Nina’s brother.

They might not have a choice this winter, but forecasters say El Nino might not have the energy to live up to its dry personality anyway.

While the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center forecasted an El Nino weather system for this winter, NWS meteorologist Johnny Burg says that forecast now calls for a weak El Nino or perhaps a neutral winter.

In La Nina winters, the Northwest tends to experience colder and wetter weather, typically meaning plenty of snow

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New website provides bar crossing info, images

The U.S. Coast Guard and National Weather Service have develop a website to provide coastal boaters with weather and Coast Guard observations to evaluate bar restrictions and conditions.

You can access the website by clicking here.

The website gives boaters a place to not only see the entrance or bar through updated camera images, but also the Coast Guard’s evaluation of the bar conditions and any restrictions that may be in place.

“This is an excellent tool for the mariner”, Dan Shipman, recreational boating safety specialist for the 13th Coast Guard District in Seattle, said in a prepared

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