It’s become a reoccurring theme for the Northwest, abnormally dry weather. A dry summer turned in to a dry September, which has now turned into a dry start to October. Making matters worse, said National Weather Service meteorologist Marilyn Lohmann, we’ve had several small systems roll across the area, bringing very little if any precipitation, and a lot of wind.
“The little bit of precipitation is right there a long the front [of the system] and we usually get those strong winds behind the front. And the fast moving ones have just a little bit of moisture as they first move on through.”
Lohmann said most of that rain fell on the Oregon coast. Lohmann said these winds are bad news for soil that’s already very dry.
“I know a lot of people have been trying to get early seed in, we’ve got a lot of blowing dust potential with these systems until we get some higher precipitation amounts falling on the ground.”
Typically, October is a wet month, since it is the start of the water season, but that is not a guarantee. She added there is a possibility we could see measurable rain Friday into the weekend, but after that, it looks like the region will continue with below normal precipitation.
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