You could say the Inland Northwest has earned the sunny dry conditions we enjoyed over the past couple of days. Dennis Hull with the National Weather Service said the system that rolled across the area brought measureable rain to most of the region. He said some of the lightest amounts were reported in the southern region around the Tri-Cities, with only about 1/3” of rain received. While some areas north of Ellensburg reports 1” to even up to 2” of rain over the weekend.
“And this has increased the top soil moisture down to around 4”-6”, and also perked up the winter wheat and pastures.”
Hull added the weekend showers helped the region start off a new water year on the right foot, saying some area stream flows increased because of the showers. But it doesn’t look like we’ll see much more in the form of rain anytime soon. Hull told the Washington Ag Network he expects things to cool down next week that to a dry disturbance.
“Look for temperatures to get colder for the most part. We really haven’t had that first good widespread hard freeze yet to get rid of some of these bugs, but that will certainly come in the early to middle part of November,” said Hull.
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