After a brief taste of winter for much of the Inland Northwest over the weekend, many are questioning when we’ll see a return of snow showers. Dennis Hull with the National Weather Service said a new system rolling in on Wednesday could bring isolated snow showers to areas along the Cascades, such as Yakima, Ellensburg and Wenatchee. However, for most of the Inland Northwest, it will remain rain. But, Hull told the Washington Ag Network rain can still have a big impact on Northwest producers.
“This rain, combined with temperatures in the 30s is going to produce some severe cold stress for any newborn livestock that’s exposed. And any other exposed weak animals tonight, into Thursday. So, some protection from the weather elements may be needed.”
Hull said the region will see another system roll in from the Pacific early next week, but again, temperatures for most of the area should remain above freezing. Looking at the rest of the month, Hull does not expect an active weather patterns, at least by November standards.
“In fact I don’t see any intrusions of artic air, at least for the next couple of weeks. So, that’s going to be good for some pastures to get some growth, canola, and also the recently planted wheat.”
Hull noted soil temperatures have dropped into the upper 30s across the area, should should warm back up into the 40s next week.
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