We have 2 ½ weeks of summer remaining, but for many locations, the weather already feels very fall like. Marilyn Lohmann says over the past couple of days, we’ve seen things transition to a westernly or northwesterly flow, moving in cooler air from Canada and the Gulf of Alaska. Lohmann said for many, the cooler weather is a welcomed relief after the heat of 2018.
“Of course as we go through the month, those will cool considerably. But, for a change, we are near where we should be, instead of like all summer where we were so extremely hot for so much of the time frame.”
Lohman said while temperatures will be closer to normal, she says the region will remain dry. She said on average, we should see ½” to ¾” of rain in the month of September.
Currently, there is no measurable rain in the forecast. She notes the dry summer has made things very difficult on a variety of growers.
“Hopefully, we will see that pattern change, with more weather systems, and the jet stream pushing a little further south, and we’re able to get some more substantial rain fall, or really any rainfall across a lot of the area, to help make that transition into the early fall and winter.”
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