With dry conditions, and wildfires burning across much of the Northwest, many are wondering when we’ll see some measurable rain, if nothing else, just to refresh the soil. According to Marilyn Lohman, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, it looks like the area will be waiting a while longer. She said the weather rut the northwest has been stuck in for several weeks won’t change for several days.
“It still calls for above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation. This pattern that we’re in is going to be pretty hard to break, it’s going to take several pretty good weather systems to really force that ridge of High Pressure back down to the south.”
Lohmann said very warm, if not hot weather for this time of year will stick around through at least Monday, and perhaps longer. Looking further down the road, Lohmann noted La Niña continues to develop in the southern Pacific, which translates into above normal temp October through December, and also an increase in precipitation. Which could be good news as we start a new water year on October 1st.
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