PORTLAND -- In his forecast for the coming winter, KGW Meteorologist Rod hill said there should be almost six extra inches of rain in the Portland Metro area. That's about an extra month's worth.
Hill said the odds favor only 1 to 3 inches of snow all season in the metro valley. But there's a 20 percent chance of one huge weather event, with up to 8 inches of snow.
Snow in the Cascades was expected to be just a bit better than normal.
Hill said there was a high chance of up to three major windstorms in the Portland area, with peak gusts of 50 to 70 mph.
Reflecting on last year's projections, Hill admitted he was three for four. He was spot-on with the lack of snow and extreme weather events, and really close with the Cascades snowfall amount. But his rainfall projections for the "water year" were 9 inches too low.
Flashback: Rod Hill's 2012-2013 Winter Forecast