Cold Weather Hits The Northwest

The old springtime saying in the Northwest is, if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change. Well, that apparently works for the fall of 2020.

National Weather Service meteorologist Marilyn Lohman said temperatures were up in the upper 60s and even low 70s a week ago, and then very cold air rolled in over the weekend, dropping overnight lows in the teens for some areas.

“We went from 20 degrees above normal to 20 degrees below normal, so right now they’re all kind of evening out,” Lohmann noted. “I do feel like we’ve been overall a little bit colder than normal.”

When it comes to snow, the area has seen snow earlier than normal, especially around the Blue Mountains as well as the Washington/Idaho border area. And for North Central Washington and the Tri-Cities, it’s been rain. However the news is not all good for the region.

“There continues to be that pocket of very dry conditions in central Washington, where Yakima, Benton and Grant counties all meet.  So, we’re hopeful maybe one of these storms will continue to work on erasing some of that drought.”

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