AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for November 25 to December 4, 2015

Cold and Dry For Thanksgiving

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

Brisk north or northeast winds in the wake of today’s (Tuesday’s) storm will usher in a cold, clear, and dry air mass on Wednesday that should persist through most of the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. Later in the weekend, strengthening inversions are likely, as a stable ridge of high pressure moves in over the top of the chilly air in the lowlands. Overall, dry and stagnant conditions are expected, with generally light winds after Thursday. The mountains will begin to warm after Thanksgiving, although it may be difficult to realize that warming at the surface. Fog and low cloud potential is anticipated to increase later in the Holiday Weekend, as the air quality deteriorates. By next week, warmer weather is expected in the lowlands, along with potentially more active conditions.

Temperatures
  • Cold this Holiday weekend, and becoming warmer next week.

Precipitation
  • Dry this Holiday weekend.
  • A chance of rain, mix, or snow developing next week.

Wind
  • Breezy to windy on Wednesday, especially in the morning.

Frost Risk Summary
  • This Holiday Weekend: High risk.
  • Next Week: Decreasing risk.

11 to 17 Day Outlook - December 5, 2015 to December 11, 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 40s and lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s.
Holiday Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the upper 20s to 30s.
  • Lows in the 20s on Wednesday morning, and then teens to mid 20s.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry with a slight chance of rain or snow.
  • Highs in the 30s early, and warming into the 40s to low 50s later in the week.
  • Lows in the 20s early, and warming into the mid 20s to mid 30s later in the week.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 30s to low 40s and lows in the upper 20s to around 30.
Holiday Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the upper 20s to 30s.
  • Lows in the 20s on Wednesday morning, and then teens to mid 20s.
Next Week
  • Mostly dry with a slight chance of rain or snow.
  • Highs in the 30s early, and warming into the upper 30s to 40s later in the week.
  • Lows in the 20s early, and warming into the mid 20s to mid 30s later in the week.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s and lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.
Holiday Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the upper 20s to 30s.
  • Lows in the 20s on Wednesday morning, and then teens to mid 20s.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain or snow at times.
  • Highs in the 30s early, and warming into the 40s to around 50 later in the week.
  • Lows in the 20s early, and warming into the mid 20s to mid 30s later in the week.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 40s to low 50s and lows in the mid 30s to low 40s.
Holiday Weekend
  • Mostly dry.
  • Highs in the 40s.
  • Lows in the 20s to mid 30s.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain at times.
  • Highs in the 40s early, and warming into the mid 40s to mid 50s later in the week.
  • Lows in the 30s.
The AgWeatherNet team wishes you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
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