AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for February 9 to February 15, 2013

Mostly Benign Weather Through Early Next Week; Rain Likely Wednesday in Western WA

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357
Gerrit Hoogenboom, Director, 509-786-9371

High pressure will quickly regain control of the weather on Saturday, as mostly dry conditions return to Washington. It is likely that a storm will move through Washington around the middle of next week, bringing rain to western Washington and breezy conditions to areas east of the Cascades. The weather will become calmer again by the end of the next week.

Temperatures
  • Generally seasonal this weekend and next weekend.
  • Possible warming in central Washington and cooling in the mountains around the middle of next week.

Rainfall
  • Dry this weekend.
  • Mostly dry overall next week east of the Cascades.
  • Rain likely in western Washington around Tuesday night or Wednesday.

Wind
  • Mainly light this weekend.
  • Becoming breezy late Tuesday or Wednesday in central and eastern Washington.

Frost Risk Summary
  • This weekend: High risk.
  • Next week: Moderate risk.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - February 16 to February 22
  • High pressure and generally dry weather next weekend will give way to a pattern shift toward more active weather later in this period.

Important Points about Next Week's Weather

South Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 40s and lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.
Weekend
  • Dry. Morning fog possible.
  • Highs in the 40s.
  • Lows in the 20s to low 30s.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 40s to mid 50s.
  • Lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the low 40s and lows in the mid to upper 20s.
Weekend
  • Dry.
  • Highs in the 30s to low 40s.
  • Lows in the 20s.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s.
  • Lows in the 20s to around 30.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the low to mid 40s and lows in the upper 20s to around 30.
Weekend
  • Dry.
  • Highs in the mid 30s to low 40s.
  • Lows in the 20s.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry, with a slight chance of rain or snow around mid week.
  • Highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s.
  • Lows in the 20s to around 30.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 30s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to low 50s.
  • Lows in the upper 20s to 30s.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain around mid week, especially in the north.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s.
  • Lows in the 30s to low 40s.

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