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Program: Ag Weather Impact
Date: November 27, 2018

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We saw some our first light snow mainly north of Yakima to Moses Lake on Thanksgiving and Friday. Rainfall over the Thanksgiving weekend and Monday was between ¼ and 2/3 inch on most farms in the Columbia Basin and we’re looking at a couple more weather systems this week to add to that total. Additional rainfall of ¼ to ¾ inch are likely mainly today, Friday and Saturday. There will be small chances for rain Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday as well and this should put a dent in the rain deficit we’ve seen over the past 6 months. Today’s cold front really won’t bring much colder air as we should see temperatures in the mid 40s to mid 50s . The cold front on Friday however will drop temperatures to near or below normal this weekend. Livestock cold stress will be a concern with these wet conditions, especially with the colder air beginning Friday. And even colder air is slated for next week as we’ll see some Canadian air filtering into the region. It’s not out of the question to see some snow again in parts of the Columbia Basin with the colder air next week. Soil temperatures are currently in the mid 30s to lower 40s and will likely warm a few degrees into Friday and then cool back into the lower to mid 30s this weekend, so expect slower development of pastures and winter wheat, which is fairly normal for this time of year.

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