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Monday April 25
Drat.  The much anticipated dry spell on the long-range wx charts has narrowed considerably since our last report (and radio interview - see below).  Best to make that morn’n brew strong.  Here goes.
Following a perfect weekend, the PNW has already drifted back into a cooler-than-normal, damp cycle of wx.  Although the week ahead should NOT be a complete washout, cool, showery conditions will hamper getting the land worked for spring farming, esp for growers in the NW corner of WA, cool temps and   Showers will increase tomorrow, Tue, as the coldest portion of that trough moves over the region.  Chance for a thunderstorm & hail Tuesday.   Wed & Thu, along with early Fri ,should be the driest stretch of the week.  Later on Fri yet another pool of chilly air will move in, with rain/showers, as well.  
Unfortunately, the coming weekend will not allow for a dry-down, as more rain/showers are now on tap for Fri/Sat and Sunday May 1 into Monday.  Double drat.  What about that warmer, dry stretch?  Well, that period has narrowed considerably since our last report.  This doesn’t mean all is lost, but our hope for 4-7 days of 'farming weather' has clouded over, literally.  Yes, warm temperatures are still possible, but for only 2, maybe 3 days, Tue, Wed & most of Thu, May 3-5.  Some model solutions hold off the next round of rain until Fri by tracking an approaching Low into California, ushering in muggy temps and showers/thunderstorms late Fri into Sat, May 6,7; other scenarios bring that same Low right over OR/WA, along with rain across the entire PNW starting Thu May 5th.  
Generally, the weekend of May 7,8 looks damp, with temperatures slightly cooler than normal.  There remains no clear indication that the PNW will finally break out of the wet, cool pattern.  We’ll hope for model error.
Third Cup ☕️☕️☕️:  The Farming Show, which aired Sat morning, Apr 23, on 790 KGMI Bellingham, opened with your host.  The interview runs about 20 minutes.  Please recognize that the discussion above has modified the outlook that was discussed on Dillon Honcoop’s radio show.
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