Now Playing:


Climate change | Think Out Loud

Oregon Can Expect Another Warm, Dry Winter

Mt. Hood on a sunny day from Portland.

Mt. Hood on a sunny day from Portland.

Alan Sylvestre/OPB

This winter, the weather is going to get weird. Despite the recent cold snap in Oregon, The Blob of unusually warm water continues to linger off the coast. 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.


  • Phil Mote: Professor of atmospheric sciences at Oregon State University
The Blob Weather Climate Change Winter

More Think Out Loud

More OPB

Join the Conversation

Send Think Out Loud A Message

Also This Hour

Commercial Crab Season Delayed

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2015

Mediation At The Paris Climate Summit

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2015