After weeks of very dry weather, the Northwest has been hammered by one wet systems after another, dumping substantial rain, and even wet snow across the area. While outdoor enthusiasts may not like the rain, the showers have been a welcomed change for the agriculture community. Marilyn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said the 2017-18 water year was not a good one, and northwest is not off to a great start when it comes to this year.
“When we look back over the month of November, a lot of the month was quite dry, and warm temperatures, and we finally got precipitation at the end of the month. But, overall the whole month ended up only about 50%-70% of normal precipitation.”
Lohman said those showers have moved out of the area, revealing mostly clear skies and colder temperatures. She said in the coming days, some locations may not make it above freezing. But, she says it looks like a few weaker systems will move into the area next week, bringing a return to the clouds and showers.
“It does at lease keep the atmosphere churned up, so we don’t end up with so many days of the fog and low clouds as well. So, it will be nice to see that happen again next week.”
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