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Program: Ag Weather Impact
Date: September 14, 2018

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We currently have an upper level trough along the west coast and so a few light showers are possible in the Columbia Basin when that trough moves inland Saturday night and Sunday. Look for any rainfall amounts to be mainly under a tenth of an inch. Field preparation and harvest of corn onions, potatoes, and fruit should be able to proceed without much delay. Hay cut today will take significantly longer to cure than earlier cuttings as drying conditions have slowed. Crop water use will be around ¾ inch for alfalfa and a half inch for lawns for the next 7 days. Balers can expect humidity to peak in the 75 to 85 percent range, so there will likely be dew on most every morning, except Sunday morning because of clouds and wind. Afternoon humidity will dip into the 25 to 35 percent range. USDA reports pasture condition as poor and soil moisture short for most of the area. Not a big surprise, but the big question is when is the next significant rainfall going to occur? It does not appear to be likely the rest of this month. NOAA’s climate prediction center updated their monthly El Nino outlook and it continues to call for a 65 to 70 percent chance of a weak El Nino this winter. Most El Nino winters translate to fewer storms for the Pacific Northwest.

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