So much can change from year to year. This time last year, the Northwest was under an abnormally wet pattern, thanks to a typhoon from eastern Asia. However, this year, October appears to be dry and sunny.
Dennis Hull, National Weather Service Meteorologist told the Washington Ag Network those clear skies will lead to cool temperatures over the next couple of days, but a warming pattern as we approach the weekend.
“More freezing temperatures, we did have some scattered freezing temperatures Tuesday morning, and we’ll see more of those Friday morning, but then slightly warmer temperatures are expected tonight and into the weekend, before turning cooler again next week.”
Hull said those dry conditions over the next two weeks will be good news for those harvesting potatoes, onions, apples or planting wheat.
“Wheat planting should be able to proceed where there’s some moisture, then the risk of soil crusting with rain is pretty low for the next ten days.”
Hull noted the next real chance of rain won’t come around until mid-October until the earliest.
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