Peninsula: Wetter winter weather predicted

Get out your coats and umbrellas, National Weather Service officials are predicting this winter to be wetter than last year on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Meteorologists say the temperatures will vary more this winter on the Peninsula and they are calling for periods of heavy precipitation.

“A more normal winter is expected for the Pacific Northwest,” said Wayne Higgins, senior meteorologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations’ National Weather Service Climate Center in Camp Springs, Md.

During January, February and March, about 30 inches of rain are expected for the coastal areas of the Peninsula, he said. Residents on the Puget Sound side of the Peninsula will likely see about 20 inches of precipitation.

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