Dry Pattern Expected To Continue

While the area has enjoyed several sunny days, temperatures across the Inland Northwest have been below average for the past week or so. The reason, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Marilyn Lohmann, the cold overnight temperatures, with many locations still dropping into the 30’s and some places recording lows in the 20’s. Despite the cold overnight lows, daytime highs have climbed very nicely, helping soil temperatures to warm.

“With many stations seeing 50’s, a few of them are still lagging in the upper 40’s, a few locations have warmed up into the lower 60’s.  And with that dryer weather, and some warmer temperatures this week, I would think that they would continue to see mainly 50’s this week and a few more 60’s.”

While the soil temperatures continue to climb, Lohmann notes area soils continue to dry out. According to the latest USDA numbers, most of the region is under some form of drought designation.

And Lohmann anticipates that trend will continue, with the long-term forecast calling for above average temperatures and blow average precipitation through the end of April.

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