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9/10/2014 AWN Summer 2014 Weather Review for Washington

From the desk of Nic Loyd
It's official. This summer's heat scored a clean sweep. The final numbers on this scorching season have arrived, and they are not disappointing....
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8/12/2014 AWN July 2014 Weather Review for Washington

From the desk of Nic Loyd
If you thought that the recent weather was scorching, even by summer standards, you're right. July 2014 was Prosser's warmest month since at least 1990, and eclipsed the previous record-holder (July 1998) by more than one degree in terms of both mean and mean daily high temperatures....
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7/10/2014 AWN June 2014 Weather Review for Washington

From the desk of Nic Loyd
The recent trend away from cool conditions early in the growing season continued in June, with above normal monthly temperatures occurring statewide. Aside from a wet period around mid month, most of June was warm and fairly dry....
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6/16/2014 GEAR UP Visits AgWeatherNet

Washington State University's AgWeatherNet (AWN) program welcomed students from Chiawana and Pasco High participating in GEAR UP to the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC) in Prosser June 16, 2014....
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6/11/2014 Yakima Valley cherry harvest may prove fruitful

Growers now forecast a crop of 20.7 million boxes, up from early May's first prediction of just under 20 million, according to the Northwest Cherry Growers of Yakima. Perhaps most importantly, a record 7.6 million boxes of those cherries could come off the trees in June....
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6/10/2014 Washington Water Supply Outlook Report June 1, 2014

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
May was a tale of two worlds as far as weather was concerned. West of the Cascades we experienced very wet conditions, helping to set a new Feb-July total rainfall record in Seattle, whereas Eastern Washington received well below normal precipitation at most locations, to the point of almost no rain in Leavenworth at only 0.09 inches....
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6/4/2014 AWN Spring 2014 Weather Review for Washington

From the desk of Nic Loyd
Twenty years have passed since Prosser last experienced a spring as warm as 2014. This year also marks the continuation of an exceptional reversal of recent fortunes....
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5/1/2014 AWN April 2014 Weather Review for Washington

From the desk of Nic Loyd
This year, the weather decided to play its April Fool's trick at the end of the month. The meteorological highlight of April was the rapid warming that occurred at month's end, especially at the coast and in western areas....
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4/3/2014 AWN March 2014 Weather Review for Washington

From the desk of Nic Loyd
Despite a brief period of cold at the beginning of the month, most of March was quite mild. The high temperature on the 1st was only 19 degrees at Green Bluff, but conditions quickly warmed thereafter....
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4/2/2014 Western Governors' Association Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook

Contact Carlee Brown (cbrown@westgov.org)
Strong snowpack in Rockies contrasts extreme drought in Southwest....
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3/21/2014 AWN Winter 2013/2014 Weather Review for Washington

From the desk of Nic Loyd
It's about time. That tiny phrase has been a common sentiment among Washingtonians in the aftermath of a February during which the state experienced a significant recovery in the mountain snowpack. After a disappointing and relatively inactive fall and early winter, Mother Nature finally began to repay the snow debt owed to the Cascades....
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2/27/2014 AWN January 2014 Weather Review for Washington

From the desk of Nic Loyd
New Year, same old story. The dry and uneventful winter conditions of late 2013 persisted into January, although Washington's temperatures were much warmer than in December....
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2/19/2014 Heavy snow improves Yakima River summer water outlook

The heavy snow that forced Snoqualmie Pass to close twice this week has almost eliminated the chances of a drought in the Mid-Columbia this summer...
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2/18/2014 AWN 2013 Weather Review for Washington

From the desk of Nic Loyd
Although annual mean temperatures in Washington were ultimately only slightly above average, the 2013 weather was anything but normal. Below average temperatures in January and again from October to December served to balance out a very warm interim period...
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2/3/2014 Cherry Cold Hardiness

From the desk of Melba Salazar
Cold hardiness values have been updated with measurements from January 27, 2014...
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1/8/2014 AWN December 2013 Weather Review for Washington

From the desk of Nic Loyd
Whether the goal is baking food or making snow, all of the ingredients have to come together just right to achieve the desired final product. Unfortunately for snow lovers, last month's abundance of cold was met with a regrettable dearth of precipitation...
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