AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for February 7 to February 13, 2015

Stormy Through Early Next Week; Calmer and Drier Later in the Period

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

Active weather is likely for the first half of the outlook period, as Washington is impacted by a series of storm systems. Much of the state will experience periodically wet and windy conditions, as mild February temperatures continue. By the middle of next week, a ridge of high pressure should build back into the region. Calmer and drier conditions are expected later in the period, although weak storms could still brush the region at times starting around next weekend.

Temperatures
  • Above normal through the period.

Precipitation
  • Rain at times through early next week, especially in the west.
  • Drier by Tuesday.

Wind
  • Windy on Saturday.
  • Breezy to windy at times through early next week.
  • Becoming lighter later next week.

Frost Risk Summary
  • This Weekend: Low risk.
  • Next Week: Low to moderate risk, and possibly increasing later in the week.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - February 14, 2015 to February 20, 2015
  • Overall, above average temperatures and near to below average precipitation are expected during the 8 to 14 day time frame.

Important Points about Next Week's Weather

South Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid to upper 40s and lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.
Weekend
  • Rain at times and windy.
  • Highs in the 50s to mid 60s on Saturday, and 50s to low 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 40s to low 50s on Saturday morning, and 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain and windy at times early in the week, and then mostly dry later in the week.
  • Highs in the 50s to around 60.
  • Lows in the 40s, and cooler later in the week.

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
  • Rain at times.
  • Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s on Saturday, and mid 40s to mid 50s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to mid 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain at times early in the week, and then mostly dry later in the week.
  • Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s, and cooler later in the week.

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
  • Rain at times and windy.
  • Highs in the 50s on Saturday, and upper 40s to 50s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 40s on Saturday morning, and upper 30s to 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Rain likely at times early in the week, and then drier later in the week.
  • Highs in the upper 40s to 50s.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to 40s, and cooler later in the week.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the low 50s and lows in the mid 30s to low 40s.
Weekend
  • Rain and windy.
  • Highs in the 50s to around 60.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to low 50s.
Next Week
  • Rain at times early in the week, and then drier later in the week.
  • Highs in the 50s.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to around 50, and cooler later in the week.

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