AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for October 24 to October 30, 2015

Variable and Generally Benign Weather Through the Period

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

A split flow pattern will continue for late October, as Washington's weather alternates between calmer spells of high pressure and slightly unsettled conditions during the passage of weak weather systems. Pacific hurricanes and typhoons are once again disrupting the atmospheric circulation pattern along with the models' forecast skill. Overall, cooler but still somewhat above normal temperatures are likely next week, as minor disturbances periodically break through the dirty ridge of high pressure. The forecast is certainly consistent with a fairly typical El Niño pattern.

Temperatures
  • Somewhat above normal overall.

Precipitation
  • A slight chance of light rain at times, along with drier periods.

Wind
  • Generally light breezes.

Frost Risk Summary
  • This Weekend: Moderate to high risk, especially on Saturday morning.
  • Next Week: Moderate risk.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - October 31, 2015 to November 6, 2015
  • Overall, above average temperatures and near 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 upper 50s to mid 60s and lows in the mid 30s to around 40.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry with a slight chance of rain by Sunday.
  • Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
  • Lows in the 30s to low 40s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to mid 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry with a slight chance of rain at times.
  • Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid to upper 50s and lows in the mid to upper 30s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry with a slight chance of rain by Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s.
  • Lows in the 30s to low 40s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to mid 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry with a slight chance of rain at times.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid to upper 50s and lows in the mid 30s to around 40.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry with a slight chance of rain on Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s on Saturday, and upper 50s to mid 60s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 30s to low 40s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to mid 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry with a slight chance of rain at times.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 50s to low 60s and lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Weekend
  • A slight chance of rain, especially on Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s on Saturday morning, and upper 30s to 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A slight chance of rain at times.
  • Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
  • Lows in the upper 30s to 40s.
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