As we start to enjoy the final moments of summer across the Norther, a few things have changed, such as the temperatures.
“We’re pretty much on par, it depends day to day, we’ll have a warmer or a colder day, but on average, we’re right where we should be.”
Meteorologist Marilyn Lohmann with the National Weather Service said one thing that has not changed, is the extremely dry conditions. She noted while western Washington and Oregon have seen an increase in rain showers, much of that precipitation is not making it over the Cascades. She added, when looking at the water year, which runs October 1 to September 30, North Central Washington is in good shape, with Wenatchee and Moses Lake very close to on par for this year. However, the further south you go, the dryer it gets.
“Yakima, Tri-Cities, down into northern Oregon, we’re running 1”-2” below for a lot of locations for that water year.”
Lohmann also noted while it is getting cooler, we are still weeks away from when we typically see our first freeze of the year, which occurs in late September to early October in North Central Washington, and mid to late October in the southern Portion of the state.
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